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Author Patchett, Ann.

Title Bel canto : a novel / Ann Patchett.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : HarperCollins, c2001.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Fiction  F Patchett,A    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Fiction  F Patchett    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 318 p. ; 25 cm.
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.
Subject Women singers -- Fiction.
Victims of terrorism -- Fiction.
Embassy buildings -- Fiction.
Hostages -- Fiction.
Opera -- Fiction.
South America -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Psychological fiction.
Love stories.
ISBN 0060188731
0060934417 (pbk.)
9780060934415 (pbk.)
Standard No. YDXCP 1739677
NZ1 5957936
AU@ 000022100636

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