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The Resource Bel canto : a novel, Ann Patchett

Bel canto : a novel, Ann Patchett

Label
Bel canto : a novel
Title
Bel canto
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ann Patchett
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
When terrorists seize hostages at an embassy party, an unlikely assortment of people is thrown together, including American opera star Roxanne Coss, and Mr. Hosokawa--a Japanese CEO and her biggest fan
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Paperback, 2003.
  • Orange Prize for Fiction, 2002.
  • PEN-Faulkner Award, 2002.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
048895
Cataloging source
AMP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patchett, Ann
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
930
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women singers
  • Victims of terrorism
  • Embassy buildings
  • South America
  • Hostages
  • Opera
  • Psychological fiction
  • Embassy buildings
  • Hostages
  • Opera
  • Victims of terrorism
  • Women singers
  • South America
Target audience
adult
Label
Bel canto : a novel, Ann Patchett
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes interview with the author, etc
  • "First Perennial edition published 2002"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm61446724
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
318, 17 pages
Isbn
9780060838720
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)61446724
Label
Bel canto : a novel, Ann Patchett
Publication
Note
  • Includes interview with the author, etc
  • "First Perennial edition published 2002"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm61446724
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
318, 17 pages
Isbn
9780060838720
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)61446724

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