Book Basics

Title:

Bel Canto

Author:

Ann Patchett

Published:

2001

Genres:

Fiction, Thriller, Romance Novel

Synopsis

Bel Canto is a 2001 novel by American author Ann Patchett, published by Perennial, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. It was awarded both the Orange Prize for Fiction and PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. It was placed on several top book lists, including Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Based on the Lima Crisis, this book is about a group of terrorists who hold high executives and people of high political standing hostage. It explores how the terrorists and hostages cope with living in a house together for several months. Many of the characters form unbreakable bonds of friendship, while some fall in love.

Characters

Gen Watanabe, Roxane Coss, Carmen, Katsumi Hosokawa

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