New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
     New Books     Coming Soon     
 
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.

    Get it on Google Play

Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Ann Patchett's Bel Canto

Hardback Editions

April 2003 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2002 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Bel Canto: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-7862-4792-4 / 978-0-7862-4792-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2001 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Bel Canto: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-018873-1 / 978-0-06-018873-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

October 2010 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-200172-8 / 978-0-06-200172-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarpPeren
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2009 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Bel Canto: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-171986-2 / 978-0-06-171986-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2008 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2008 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Perennial Collection - Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-00-726831-9 / 978-0-00-726831-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


November 2007 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Bel Canto
Author(s): Patchett Ann
ISBN: 0-00-781550-6 / 978-0-00-781550-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins Promotion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


November 2005 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-606-34172-2 / 978-0-606-34172-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2005 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-083872-8 / 978-0-06-083872-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2004 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-7540-9247-X / 978-0-7540-9247-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2002 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-093441-7 / 978-0-06-093441-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2001 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 1-84115-582-9 / 978-1-84115-582-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


2001 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Bel Canto - Advance Reading Copy
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-000611-0 / 978-0-06-000611-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

September 2007 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: Bel Canto CD
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-06-142949-X / 978-0-06-142949-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2004 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


August 2004 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


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
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2003 : USA MP3 CD
thumb

Title: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-7861-9607-6 / 978-0-7861-9607-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2001 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-7861-9731-5 / 978-0-7861-9731-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
thumb

Title: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-694-52533-2 / 978-0-694-52533-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
thumb

Title: Bel Canto
Author(s): Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0-7861-2056-8 / 978-0-7861-2056-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Bel Canto (P.S.)
Author(s): Ann Patchett
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA