Bel Canto (MP3 CD)

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By Ann Patchett, Anna Fields (Read by)
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 The
story begins with an Opera Diva, a song, a powerful captain of industry from
Japan, and a birthday party. The night goes horribly wrong when terrorists
burst into the room. Roxanne Coss, the famous Opera Diva, enchants both captive and captor.
Relationships are formed along tenuous lines, time stands still for a brief
magical little while.  Patchett has written a brilliant story that
delves into the changing relationship of captors and captives with compassion
and insight. Her writing is absolutely luminous.  This is one of my favorite books.                                     

— Deon Stonehouse

Description


Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of a powerful Japanese businessman. A famous American opera diva entertains the international guests. It is a night out of a fairytale--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 turns into something quite different, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds, people from different countries and continents become compatriots, and passionate, ill-fated love blooms upon this unlikely soil.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780786196074
ISBN-10: 0786196076
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: June 1st, 2001
Language: English