The news from Paraguay: a novel

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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 Asunci#65533;n, 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 Guaran#65533; 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 Garc#65533;a M#65533;rquez 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.

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subject_facet Biographical fiction, Irish -- Paraguay -- Fiction, López, Francisco Solano, -- 1827-1870 -- Fiction, Lynch, Elisa Alicia, -- 1835-1886 -- Fiction, Mistresses -- Fiction, Paraguay -- Fiction, Paraguayan War, 1865-1870 -- Fiction, Presidents -- Fiction, Romance fiction, Women -- Paraguay -- Fiction
title_display The news from Paraguay : a novel
title_full The News from Paraguay, The news from Paraguay : a novel / Lily Tuck
title_short The news from Paraguay :
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topic_facet Fiction, Historical Fiction, Irish, López, Francisco Solano, Lynch, Elisa Alicia, Mistresses, Paraguayan War, 1865-1870, Presidents, Women