Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

In an unnamed South American country, a lavish birthday party is thrown for a powerful businessman, with a famous opera singer as the guest of honor. The party is interrupted by a group of terrorists who take everyone hostage, demanding the release of their imprisoned comrades. As weeks turn into months, the hostages and their captors form unexpected bonds. The story explores the relationships that develop under these extraordinary circumstances, and the transformative power of music and love.

The 1180th greatest book of all time


Published
2001
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
300-400
Words
98,204
Original Language
English

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