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Format:
Book
Title:
Bel canto : a novel
ISBN:
9780060188733

9780060934415

9780060838720

9780061565311

9780061719868

9781841155821

9781841155838
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, ©2001.
Physical Description:
318 pages ; 25 cm
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.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader Grades 9-12 6.3 19 Quiz 155131 English fiction.
Subject(s):
Women singers -- Fiction.

Victims of terrorism -- Fiction.

Embassy buildings -- Fiction.

Hostages -- Fiction.

Opera -- Fiction.

Romance -- Fiction.

South America -- Fiction.
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