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 guests with her
singing. It is a perfect evening—until a band of terrorists breaks in and takes
the entire party hostage.
But what begins as
a life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different.
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.
Ann Patchett has written a novel that is as
lyrical and profound as it is unforgettable. Bel Canto is a virtuoso
performance by one of our best and most important writers. Download and start listening now!