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Bel Canto: A Novel - Chapter Ten Summary & Analysis

Ann Patchett
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Chapter Ten Summary

Thanks to repetition, Mr. Hosokawa can now walk through the house utterly silently. He has learned a great deal from Carmen and a greater appreciation for being quiet and blending in with his surroundings. He has a private life now, whereas before his whole world was a business transaction and everything for appearances. He has never felt so alive and so happy in his life as when he is climbing the steps at night to visit Roxane. He knows that being with her every evening is a miracle and he is consumed by the wonderful aspect of it all.

Gen and Carmen, meanwhile, try to establish rules about how long they will study together before making love, but they fail. They finally realize they must spend time romantically first before they will be able to concentrate. If anyone else suspects a...

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