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Bel Canto: A Novel - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Ann Patchett
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Chapter 4 Summary

When the hostages look out the window, all they see is a dense and heavy fog that the locals call "garua." It makes it seem as though the hostages and terrorists could be anywhere in the world since they cannot see or hear any discerning features outside their windows. The fog will stay outside their window for weeks at a time and play a role in how the terrorists and hostages interact with each other.

Very slowly, the terrorists start to let down their guard each day. The details of the capture begin to fall away and life starts to resume somewhat more normally as the terrorists become more laid back with their hostages. General Benjamin is the only general whose motive is explained; his brother Luis is in solitary confinement in a jail and he wants to free him.

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