Bel Canto


Bel Canto is a 2001 novel by American author Ann Patchett, published by Perennial, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. It was awarded both the Orange Prize for Fiction and PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.[1] It was placed on several top book lists, including Amazon's Best Books of the Year (2001).[2]

Based on the Lima Crisis,[3] the novel is about a group of terrorists who hold executives and people of high political standing hostage. It explores how the terrorists and hostages cope with living in a house together for several months.[4] Many of the characters form unbreakable bonds of friendship, while some fall in love.

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