The Resource Bel canto : a novel, Ann Patchett

Bel canto : a novel, Ann Patchett

Label
Bel canto : a novel
Title
Bel canto
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ann Patchett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening -- 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 slowly evolves into something quite different, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different countries and continents become compatriots. Friendship, compassion, and the chance for great love lead the characters to forget the real danger that has been set in motion and cannot be stopped
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
Pen/Faulkner Award, 2002.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
048895
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patchett, Ann
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
Grades 9-12
LC call number
PS3566.A7756
LC item number
B4 2001
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
930
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
6.3
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women singers
  • Victims of terrorism
  • Embassy buildings
  • South America
  • Hostages
  • Opera
  • Romance
  • Embassy buildings
  • Hostages
  • Opera
  • Victims of terrorism
  • Women singers
  • South America
Target audience
adult
Label
Bel canto : a novel, Ann Patchett
Link
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocm45466121
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780060934415
Lccn
00053671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780060188733
System control number
(OCoLC)45466121
Label
Bel canto : a novel, Ann Patchett
Link
Publication
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
ocm45466121
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780060934415
Lccn
00053671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780060188733
System control number
(OCoLC)45466121

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