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Bel Canto
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Author: Patchett, Ann

Brand: Harper Perennial

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  • ISBN13: 9780060838720
  • Condition: New
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Number Of Pages: 318

Release Date: 02-08-2005

Details: Product Description Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award • Winner of the Orange Prize • National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist "Bel Canto is its own universe. A marvel of a book." —Washington Post Book World New York Times bestselling author Ann Patchett’s spellbinding novel about love and opera, and the unifying ways people learn to communicate across cultural barriers in times of crisis 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 gun-wielding 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. Patchett'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. Review “Patchett’s tragicomic novel—a fantasia of guns and Puccini and Red Cross negotiations—invokes the glorious, unreliable promises of art, politics, and love.” -- New Yorker “Positively spellbinding.” -- Seattle Times " Bel Canto by Ann Patchett should be on the list of every literarte music lover. The story is riveting, the participants breathe and feel and are alive, and throughout this elegantly-told novel, music pours forth so spendidly that the reader hears it and is overwhelmed by its beauty. Ann Patchett is a special writer who has written a special book." -- Lloyd Moss, WXQR “Patchett’s ability to evoke sense of place. . .is near magical in itself.” -- Publishers Weekly “One approaches the final pages with a heavy heart for several reasons, not the least of which being that this fine read has come to an end.” -- Entertainment Weekly (A-) “The most romantic novel in years. A strange, terrific, spellcasting story.” -- San Francisco Chronicle "In more ways than one, Bel Canto is about finding beauty in unexpected places." -- New York magazine “A novel that showcases [Patchett's] profound understanding of the heart.” -- BookForum “Elegantly alluring. . . . A novel that begins with a kiss and absolutely deserves one.” -- Janet Maslin, New York Times “This fluid and assured narrative, inspired by a real incident, demonstrates her growing maturity and mastery of form as she artfully integrates a musical theme within a dramatic story.” -- Publisher's Weekly From the Back Cover 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. About the Author ANN PATCHETT is the author of seven novels,  The Patron Saint of Liars,  Taft,  The Magician’s Assistant,  Bel Canto,  Run,  State of Wonder, and  Commonwealth. She was the editor of Best American Short Stories, 2006, and has written three books of nonfiction,  Truth & Beauty, about her friendship with the writer, Lucy Grealy,  What now? an expansion of her graduation address at Sarah Lawrence College, and, most recently,  This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, a collection of essays.  

UPC: 000060838728

EAN: 8601410922658

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

Item Condition: UsedLikeNew