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  Bel Canto by Ann Patchett  
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Broadcaster, Sue MacGregor, discusses the merits of Ann Patchett's (pictured) 2002 winning novel

Synopsis: In an unspecified South American country, a birthday celebration is taking place in the Vice President's mansion. American opera singer, Roxane Coss, is entertaining the guests, when terrorists invade the mansion and set in motion a series of events that change forever the life of every person involved.


Bel Canto
Fourth Estate Ltd

Orange Prize for Fiction
Ann Patchett's official website


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