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Bel CantoOpera singer goes to sing at special birthday party for Japanese business man hosted by S. American President. But terrorists break in to the party and take everyone hostage except the President who changed his schedule at the last minute to watch his favourite soap opera. Multi-lingual guests rely on Japanese translator for all their communication and after several weeks of stalemate terrorists and hostages alike seem to be brought together by beautiful singing, learning to read, and love. But eventually their isolation from the outside world has to end...
by Ann Patchett
Score: 8
Published: 2001
Read: May 24th 2009

Comments


John said

Pretty good, I liked all the characters and the singing was excellent. The ending seemed a bit contrived and overly sad though.

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