Bel Canto

Category: Book
By (author): Patchett, Ann
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Psychological
Audience: general/trade
Awards: IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
National Book Critics Circle Award
PEN/Faulkner Award
Southeast Booksellers Assn. -- fiction
Publisher: Harper Collins Canada
Published: August 2005
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 0.79in
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From The Publisher*

Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of the powerful businessman Mr. Hosokawa. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening -- until a band of gunwielding terrorists takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, a moment of great beauty, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different continents become compatriots, intimate friends, and lovers.

From The Publisher*

"Blissfully Romantic….A strange, terrific, spellcasting story." - San Francisco Chronicle

"Bel Canto…should be on the list of every literate music lover. The story is riveting, the participants breathe and feel and are alive, and throughout this elegantly-told novel, music pours forth so splendidly that the reader hears it and is overwhelmed by its beauty." -Lloyd Moss, WXQR

"Glorious." -The New Yorker

Ann Pratchett's award winning, New York Times bestselling Bel Canto balances themes of love and crisis as disparate characters learn that music is their only common language. As in Patchett's other novels, including Truth & Beauty and The Magician's Assistant, the author's lyrical prose and lucid imagination make Bel Canto a captivating story of strength and frailty, love and imprisonment, and an inspiring tale of transcendent romance.

Biographical Note

Ann Patchett is the author of six novels, including Bel Canto (winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize), and the nonfiction bestsellers What now? and Truth & Beauty. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is co-owner of Parnassus Books.