Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Bel Canto Paperback Jun 10 2008

By Ann Patchett
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The poignant - and at times very funny - new novel from the author of `The Magician's Assistant', shortlisted for the Orange Prize.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. Among the hostages are a world class opera singer and her biggest fan, a Japanese tycoon who has been persuaded to attend the party on the understanding that she will perform half a dozen arias after dinner.The tycoon's engaging and sympathetic translator plays a vital role in the subsequent relationships between so many different nationalities closeted together, interpreting not only the terrorists' negotiations but also the language of love between lovers who cannot understand what the other is saying.Ultimately, it is the terrorist strike that does more to promote foreign relations than anyone could have hoped to achieve with the party.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date
Jun 10 2008
Language
English
ISBN-13
9780061565311
ISBN-10
0061565318
Weight
340g
Dimensions
140.0mm by 208.0mm

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