Bel Canto, Ann Patchett 
Literary Fiction
Literary Fiction
Updated: December 16, 2021
No rape or sexual assault
Rape or sexual assault mentioned in passing (in discussion and/or implied)
Sexual harassment (e.g. verbal or non-consensual touching/grabbing)
Sexual relationship between adult and teenager
Child sexual abuse
Attempted rape
Rape strongly implied/details surrounding a rape discussed in detail (i.e. the events before/after)
Detailed/vivid description of rape


The first scene entails a piano accompanist forcing a kiss on an opera singer. We later find out that the accompanist declared his love to her in a rather obnoxious way multiple times, but the opera singer just tried to ignore him.

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