This is the total number of profanity incidents in this 333 page book.
*Sexual and Violence incidents coming soon! We'll change this number once these incidents are included.
Author: Anne Patchett
Key Words: Fiction, Thriller
Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening-until a band of gun-wielding terrorists breaks in through the air-conditioning vents and takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different countries and continents become compatriots. Without the demands of the world to shape their days, life on the inside becomes more beautiful than anything they had known before. At once riveting and impassioned, the narrative becomes a moving exploration of how people communicate when music is the only common language. Friendship, compassion, and the chance for great love lead the characters to forget the real danger that has been set in motion and cannot be stopped. Ann Patchett has written a novel that is as lyrical and profound as it is unforgettable. Bel Canto engenders in the reader the very passion for art and the language of music that its characters discover. As a reader, you find yourself fervently wanting this captivity to continue forever, even though you know that real life waits on the other side of the garden wall. A virtuoso performance by one of our best and most important writers, Bel Canto is a novel to be cherished.
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Mild Obscenities & Substitutions - 4 Incidents
Anatomical Terms - None
Scatological Terms - 2 Incidents
Religious Profanities - 2 Incidents
Derogatory Terms - 2 Incidents
16 Topics - 65 mentions of those topics
witches, kidnap, corpse, ghost, torture, bourbon, skull, choke, kill, murder, liquor, cocaine, alcohol, drugs, cigarette, drunk