Bel Canto [Movie Tie-in]: A Novel (Paperback)

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A beautiful, surprising and classic novel of the bonds that form between people forced together in a hostage-taking incident. I can't wait to see the movie!

— Mike Kelleher


Now a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe.

New York Times Bestseller

Ann Patchett’s award winning, bestselling novel that balances themes of love and crisis as disparate characters learn that music is their only common language—now a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe.

“Blissfully romantic…. A terrific, spellcasting story.” — San Francisco Chronicle

Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of the powerful businessman Mr. Hosokawa. 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 takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, a moment of great beauty, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different continents become compatriots, intimate friends, and lovers.


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Product Details
ISBN: 9780062891907
ISBN-10: 0062891901
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: September 4th, 2018
Pages: 352
Language: English