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Bel Canto: A Novel - Chapter Three Summary & Analysis

Ann Patchett
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Chapter Three Summary

All of the women are released save one: Roxane Coss. She attempts to walk out with the accompanist, but the generals turn her around, back into the house. They do not have the President, yet they still have a famous soprano and they keep her for this reason. She is outraged, but there is nothing she can do about it.

The generals are pleased after the women and the sick leave, feeling now their group of hostages is manageable and they have enough space to walk around comfortably. The accompanist continues to become sicker and sicker. Father begins to give him Last Rites and asks Roxane to say something about him. She does not really know the man well, but says a few nice things and sinks to the floor, placing her hands in his pockets. It is then that she...

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