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Nederlands Buitenlands   Alles  Titel  Auteur  ISBN        
Literatuur: Proza, romans, verhalen
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Patchett, Ann Bel Canto
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Ann Pratchett

Bel Canto

€ 14.95

The poignant and at times very funny new novel from the author of The Magicians Assistant, shortlisted for the Orange Prize. Latin terrorists storm an international gathering hosted by an underprivileged country to promote foreign interest and trade, only to find that their intended target, the President, has stayed home to watch his favourite soap opera on TV.

Among the hostages are a world class opera singer and her biggest fan, a Japanese tycoon who has been persuaded to attend the party on the understanding that she will perform half a dozen arias after dinner. The tycoons engaging and sympathetic translator plays a vital role in the subsequent relationships between so many different nationalities closeted together, interpreting not only the terrorists negotiations but also the language of love between lovers who cannot understand what the other is saying. Ultimately, it is the terrorist strike that does more to promote foreign relations than anyone could have hoped to achieve with the party.

Winner of the 2002 Pen/Faulkner Award

Text in English


Taal / Language : English

Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
Januari 2002
233 gram
200 x 129 x 25 mm
Fourth Estate gb

Levertijd: 4 tot 8 werkdagen