Lily Tuck

Lily Tuck is an American author known for her novels, short stories, and biographies. Her work often explores themes of family dynamics, personal identity, and historical settings. Tuck won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2004 for her novel 'The News from Paraguay', which delves into the life of the Irish courtesan Ella Lynch and her relationship with the 19th-century Paraguayan dictator Francisco Solano López.


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  1. 1. The News from Paraguay

    "The News from Paraguay" is a historical novel set in the 19th century, focusing on the life of Ella Lynch, an Irish courtesan who becomes the mistress of Francisco Solano López, the future dictator of Paraguay. The narrative weaves together the personal and political, as Ella navigates her tumultuous relationship with López and his brutal regime, amid the backdrop of the catastrophic Paraguayan War. The book explores themes of power, love, and the devastating consequences of political ambition.

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