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Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book
The poignant -- and at times very funny -- new novel from the author of THE MAGICIAN'S 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 tycoon's 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.

 
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Used availability for Ann Patchett's Bel Canto


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Hardback Editions

November 2005 : USA Turtleback
thumbTitle: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-606-34172-2 / 978-0-606-34172-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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April 2003 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Bel Canto (Windsor Selection)
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-7540-1879-2 / 978-0-7540-1879-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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December 2002 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Bel Canto: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-7862-4792-4 / 978-0-7862-4792-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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May 2001 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Bel Canto: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-018873-1 / 978-0-06-018873-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

October 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-200172-8 / 978-0-06-200172-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarpPeren
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February 2009 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Bel Canto: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-171986-2 / 978-0-06-171986-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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June 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Bel Canto (P.S.)
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-156531-8 / 978-0-06-156531-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
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February 2008 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Perennial Collection - Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-00-726831-9 / 978-0-00-726831-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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November 2007 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Bel Canto
Author(s): Patchett Ann
ISBN: 0-00-781550-6 / 978-0-00-781550-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins Promotion
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August 2005 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-083872-8 / 978-0-06-083872-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-7540-9247-X / 978-0-7540-9247-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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April 2002 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 1-84115-583-7 / 978-1-84115-583-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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April 2002 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-093441-7 / 978-0-06-093441-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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July 2001 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 1-84115-582-9 / 978-1-84115-582-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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January 2001 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Bel Canto - Advance Reading Copy
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-000611-0 / 978-0-06-000611-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Audio Editions

September 2007 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Bel Canto CD
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-142949-X / 978-0-06-142949-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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August 2004 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
Publisher: HarperAudio
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2004 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 1-84197-689-X / 978-1-84197-689-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Clipper Audio
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June 2001 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-7861-9607-6 / 978-0-7861-9607-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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June 2001 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-7861-9731-5 / 978-0-7861-9731-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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May 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-694-52533-2 / 978-0-694-52533-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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May 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-7861-2056-8 / 978-0-7861-2056-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

March 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Bel Canto (P.S.)
Author(s): Ann Patchett
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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