The News from Paraguay

The News from Paraguay
Artist/Author/Cast: 
Tuck, Lily
ISBN: 
9780060934866

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 ahorse named Mathilde. Ella follows Franco to Asunci n 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 devastate all of Paraguay. With the urgency of the narrative, rich and intimate detail, and a wealth of skillfully layered characters, The News from Paraguay recalls the epic novels of Gabriel Garc a M rquez and Mario Vargas Llosa.

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(Fiction, 2004) Ella Lynch is courted by the future dictator of Paraguay, Francisco Solano, and follows him to Paraguay, an isolated and new world.

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