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AUTHOR: Ann Patchett
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New York Times Bestseller. Ann Patchett’s award winning, bestselling novel that balances themes of love and crisis as disparate characters learn that music is their only common language. Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of the powerful businessman Mr. Hosokawa. 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 takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, a moment of great beauty, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different continents become compatriots, intimate friends, and lovers.

Characters: 59. Amazon rating: 4 stars. Genre: Fiction.


 

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    STORY LINKS:
CH1   Rigoletto by Verdi on Wikipedia.
    Tokyo Metropolitan Festival Hall.
    Eugene Onegin.
    Alcina.
10   Malinconia by Bellini.
    ListenNinfa Gentile on YouTube.
    Movieon IMDB.
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