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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
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
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.
Awards note
Winner of the 2002 Orange Prize for Fiction.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
048895
Cataloging source
NRYD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patchett, Ann
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
930
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Embassy buildings
  • Opera
  • Literary prizes
  • Hostage negotiations
  • Hostages
  • Victims of terrorism
  • Women singers
  • South America
Target audience
adult
Label
Bel canto : a novel, Ann Patchett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Fourth Estate, 2001
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
000024211762
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Export edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9781841155838
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781841155838
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)56205877
Label
Bel canto : a novel, Ann Patchett
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Fourth Estate, 2001
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
000024211762
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Export edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9781841155838
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781841155838
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)56205877

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