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Winner of The Women's Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.The poignant - and at times very funny - novel from the author of The Dutch House and Commonwealth.Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honour of the powerful businessman Mr. Hosokawa. Roxane Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerised 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.
It was placed on several top book lists, including Amazon's Best Books of the Year (2001).
Bel Canto Ann Patchett. Latin terrorists storm an international gathering hosted by an underprivileged country to promote foreign interest and trade, only to find that their intended target, the President, has stayed home to watch his favourite soap opera on TV.
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Bel Canto is an Italian term which translates as "Beautiful Singing." But this is not how the term is always used. You see the name Bel Canto has also come to represent a school of singing teaching that is most closely aligned with an International Italian School.