A Theme of the Opera in Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

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Bel Canto by Ann Patchett The theme of the novel draws its most core intensities from the art of opera. Patchett fantastically utilizes the language and the pathos of music for the examination of jungle born revolutionaries and the international hostages. This novel reflects our extraordinary aptitude to structure emotional associations in improbable and shaky ways. Manette Ansay, author of Midnight Champagne says: "Let me put this plainly: Ann Patchett has written the best book I have read in a long, long time. Bel Canto is a masterpiece to its title, a beautiful song, and a broad, bold entirely original love story destined to become an international classic. This is the book we all wait for, the one we thrust into the hands of friends, saying, 'You've got to read this! You've got to read this now!'" According to The New York Times Book Review: "Expect miracles when you read Ann Patchett’s fiction." The plot captures the attention right from the opening. The action begins with the very first sentence of the novel as the lights drop out during a party at the mansion of the vice president of a poor revolution-torn South American country and suddenly a band of terrorists flood in the room from the upstairs, from behind curtains, through the doors, and even from inside the heating vents. Terrorists were aimed at kidnapping the country's president, but their ambition and the whole strategy is hindered when they discovered that he was not among the guests. The

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