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Bel Canto : A Novel

Bel Canto : A Novel - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0060934415

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ISBN13: 978-0060934415
ISBN10: 0060934417
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published: 2001
International: No

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Bel Canto : A Novel - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0060934415

Ann Patchett

ISBN13: 978-0060934415
ISBN10: 0060934417
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Published: 2001
International: No
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.

Author Bio

Patchett, Ann :

Ann Patchett is the author of three previous novels, The Patron Saint of Liars, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; Taft, which won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize; and The Magician's Assistant, which earned her a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1994. She is also a recipient of the Nashville Banner Tennessee Writer of the Year Award. Patchett has written for many publications, including New York Times Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Village Voice, GQ, Elle, Gourmet, and Vogue.

Patchett attended Sarah Lawrence College, where she took writing classes with Alan Gurganus, Russell Banks, and Grace Paley. While an undergraduate, she sold her first story to the Paris Review. Patchett then went on to attend the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop, and in 1990, she won a residential fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Here she wrote her first novel, The Patron Saint of Liars, which was awarded a James A. Michner/Copernicus Award for a book in progress. The Patron Saint of Liars was adapted into a TV movie for CBS in 1997, and Patchett wrote the screenplay for Taft, which has been optioned by Morgan Freeman for a feature film.

Patchett lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Ann Patchett is the author of three previous novels: The Patron Saint of Liars, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; Taft and The Magician's Assistant. She has written for many publications, including the New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Vogue. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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