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Bel Canto: A Novel - Chapter Seven Summary & Analysis

Ann Patchett
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Chapter Seven Summary

Finally, by the middle of November, the garua lifts — much later than initially predicted. Together, Mr. Hosokawa and Roxane stand by the window, pointing out nature to each other from areas previously unseen in the garden surrounding the house. The garden responds to the lift by blooming and bursting with life. They open the windows, which allows them to hear more of the outside world, but it also brings in fresh air for the first time since their capture.

During one of the morning singing sessions, Carmen whispers to Gen that Roxane is in love with Mr. Hosokawa. Gen had not yet acknowledged this fact to himself, but he realizes that she is completely right. Gen, meanwhile, has fallen for Carmen and is astonished by her sharp mind and personality. There has never been a girl like Carmen for Gen...

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