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Bel Canto: A Novel - Chapter Five Summary & Analysis

Ann Patchett
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Chapter Five Summary

Gen is constantly working, translating for all of the hostages among themselves and working as the secretary for the terrorists, writing their list of demands daily. Mr. Hosokawa, meanwhile, spends his day at the piano with Kato and Roxane, fully engrossed in the music. Since Mr. Hosokawa cannot speak the same language as Roxane or the terrorists, he is experiencing a new sensation of not being in control and being outside the conversation. Roxane, however, begins to have more and more appreciation for Mr. Hosokawa as he seems to understand her needs before even she does. He will get her little things that she needs

Ruben has taken to being the house's charming host with a knotted towel around his waist, taking care of dirty dishes and cleaning up after the terrorists and hostages alike. Messner comes into the house every...

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