The News from Paraguay by Lily Tuck

"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.

The 10673rd greatest book of all time


Published
2004
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
248
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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