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The News from Paraguay

Tuck, Lily

ISBN 10: 0066209447 / ISBN 13: 9780066209449
Published by HarperCollins, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2004
Used Condition Fine Half-Leather
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Fine/Fine unread copy covered by Archival Brodart Cover. Slight wrinkle on lower front edge of DJ, otherwise Fine. National Book Award Winner, 2004. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001267

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For him it began with a bright blue parrot feather that fell from Ella Lynch's hat when she was horseback riding in the Bois de Boulogne. The year was 1854, and Francisco Solano Lopez -- "Franco," the future dictator of Paraguay -- began his courtship of the young, beautiful Irishwoman with a poncho, a Paraguayan band, and a horse named Mathilde.

From Paris, Ella Lynch follows Franco to Asunción, where she reigns as his mistress. Isolated and estranged in this new world, she embraces her lover's ill-fated dream -- one fueled by outsize imperial ambition and heedless arrogance, and with devastating consequences for Paraguay and all its inhabitants.

A historical epic that tells an unusual love story, The News from Paraguay offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of nineteenth-century Paraguay, a largely untouched wilderness where Europeans and North Americans intermingle with both the old Spanish aristocracy and native Guaraní Indians.

The urgency of the narrative, the imaginative richness of its intimate detail, and the wealth of characters whose stories are skillfully layered and unfolded recall the epic novels of Gabriel García Márquez and Mario Vargas Llosa. The News from Paraguay captures the devastating havoc wrought on both a country's fate and a woman's heart by ruthless ambition and war.

About the Author: Born in Paris, Lily Tuck is the author of three previous novels -- Interviewing Matisse or The Woman Who Died Standing Up, The Woman Who Walked on Water, and Siam. Her short fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Fiction, and the Antioch Review. She divides her time between Maine and New York City.

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Title: The News from Paraguay

Publisher: HarperCollins, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Half-Leather

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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