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Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

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Bel Canto 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.

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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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SKU GOR000486468
Title Bel Canto
Author By (author) Ann Patchett
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Year Published 2002
Page Number 336
ISBN 1841155837
ISBN13 9781841155838
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes Winner of Orange Prize for Fiction 2002. Winner of Orange Prize 2002. Shortlisted for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2003.
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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