Bel Canto

Bel Canto

Regular price £9.99

Ann Patchett

Category: Fiction General

Format: Paperback / softback

Publication date: 4/13/23

Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 336 pages

Weight: 232

Dimensions: 128 x 199 x 22

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 internationally bestselling 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.