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The news from Paraguay : a novel

Author: Lily Tuck
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Perennial, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Perennial edView all editions and formats
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The year is l854. In Paris, Francisco Solano, the future dictator of Paraguay, begins his courtship of the young, beautiful Irish courtesan Ella Lynch with a poncho, a Paraguayan band, and a horse named Mathilde. Ella follows Franco to Asuncion and reigns there as his mistress. Isolated and estranged in this new world, she embraces her lover's ill-fated imperial dream, one fueled by a heedless arrogance that will  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Biographical fiction
Love stories
Named Person: Francisco Solano López; Elisa Alicia Lynch; Francisco Solano López; Elisa Alicia Lynch
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lily Tuck
ISBN: 0060934867 9780060934866 0007207999 9780007207992
OCLC Number: 57139247
Notes: Previously published in 2004 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Awards: National Book Award Winner--Book jacket
Description: 248 pages : map, portrait ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Lily Tuck.
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A rich historical novel - part love story and part tragedy - about the Irish courtesan Eliza Lynch, and how she became mistress to one of South America's first, and most extravagant, dictators.  Read more...

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'Tuck's prose is elegant, the subject well researched.' New York Times Book Review 'The episodic style achieves many lovely moments. Images are so vivid you can almost smell them.' Washington Post Read more...

 
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