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Bel Canto: A Novel - Chapter Two Summary & Analysis

Ann Patchett
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Chapter Two Summary

The hostages begin to get more familiar with their situation, although their fear certainly does not dissipate. However, in addition to the fear, Mr. Hosokawa feels a great sense of responsibility, believing he is the root of why all of these people have been taken hostage. After all, they were all there for his birthday in a country that he deceived into thinking he might invest in them.

All of the hostages have been told to lie on the floor and Mr. Hosokawa lies near Roxane Coss. He realizes that she is not a perfect beauty physically, but it does nothing to dimish his great appreciation for her talents. One by one, hostages are beginning to be led off and great apprehension grows that they are being shot one at a time—until the hostages return and tell the others...

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