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Author Patchett, Ann.

Title Bel canto : a novel / Ann Patchett
Edition First edition
Published New York : HarperCollins, [2001]
New York : HarperCollins, 2001
©2001

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 MELB  810.54 P2943 A6/B  AVAILABLE
Description 318 pages ; 25 cm
large print
Summary Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening -- until a band of gun-wielding terrorists breaks in through the air-conditioning vents and takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different countries and continents become compatriots. Friendship, compassion, and the chance for great love lead the characters to forget the real danger that has been set in motion and cannot be stopped
Notes Pen/Faulkner Award, 2002
Subject Large type books.
Romances -- Fiction.
Women singers -- Fiction.
Victims of terrorism -- Fiction.
Embassy buildings -- Fiction.
Hostages -- Fiction.
Opera -- Fiction.
South America -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Romance fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Large type books
Miscellaneous fiction
Psychological fiction.
LC no. 00053671
ISBN 9780060838720
0061565318
0061719862
9780061719868
9780061565311
0060188731
9780060188733
0060934417
9780060934415
0060838728