Harper Academic

Bel Canto

by Ann Patchett

On Sale: 06/10/2008

Price: $18.99

Bel Canto

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Bel Canto

by Ann Patchett

On Sale: 06/10/2008

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Price: $18.99

About the Book

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Finalist

Southeast Booksellers Assn. -- fiction Finalist

PEN/Faulkner Award

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 doing what she does best. . . . What gives this novel its power is Patchett’s flair for sketching the subtleties of her characters’ behavior.”-New York Times Book Review

Freshman Common Book: NYU/Steinhardt School, Converse College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061565311
  • ISBN 10: 0061565318
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 06/10/2008
  • Trimsize: 5.500 in (w) x 8.250 in (h) x 0.880 in (d)
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price: $18.99
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Sagas
  • BISAC3 : DRAMA / Caribbean & Latin American