Bookclub in a Box Discusses the Novel Bel Canto

Bookclub in a Box Discusses the Novel Bel Canto

by Ann Patchett
     
 

On December 17, 1996, fourteen MRTA revolutionaries stormed the Japanese embassy in Peru in the middle of a party celebrating the Japanese Emperor's birthday. The siege was deadlocked for 126 days. Ann Patchett has fictionalized this dramatic and true event in her novel, Bel Canto. Bookclub-in-a-Box shows how Ann Patchett sets the stage and has the players

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On December 17, 1996, fourteen MRTA revolutionaries stormed the Japanese embassy in Peru in the middle of a party celebrating the Japanese Emperor's birthday. The siege was deadlocked for 126 days. Ann Patchett has fictionalized this dramatic and true event in her novel, Bel Canto. Bookclub-in-a-Box shows how Ann Patchett sets the stage and has the players act out the drama of this hostage-taking incident. What should be narrated as a tense and terse action-filled tragedy turns out to be a human story told with warmth and sardonic humor. Patchett has taken a cacophony of different characters - an opera singer, a Japanese businessman, a translator, a vice-president of a small South American country, other important dignitaries and a couple of dozen terrorists - and has created a lyrical story which resonates with the similarities among people, rather than their differences. The Bookclub-in-a-Box guide to Bel Canto will interpret Patchett's novel,voice by voice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897082010
Publisher:
Bookclub-In-A-Box
Publication date:
04/03/2006
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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