The News from Paraguay by Lily Tuck audiobook

The News from Paraguay

By Lily Tuck
Read by Lisette Lecat

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10.50 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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The intriguing saga of the beautiful 19th-century Irish courtesan wooed by the future dictator of Paraguay. She embraces his ill-fated imperial dream, fueled by the arrogance that devastates his country. "Lush with the scents and sights of a country of be

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A 2004 National Book Award Winner

The intriguing saga of the beautiful 19th-century Irish courtesan wooed by the future dictator of Paraguay. She embraces his ill-fated imperial dream, fueled by the arrogance that devastates his country. "Lush with the scents and sights of a country of be

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Vivid, intriguing…Tuck brings to life the lush, sensual, and brutal world of 19th-century Paraguay.” Entertainment Weekly
“The perfect setting for Tuck’s dark wit.” New Yorker
“Tuck’s prose is elegant, the subject well researched.” New York Times Book Review
“Decorous detail and vivid imagery.” Los Angeles Times
“Impressively researched, lushly written…a splendid realization if its rich subject and Tuck’s best so far.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The story unfolds through Tuck’s elegant narration…The author’s research is impressive…but never overbearing as she explores the life of a spoiled, kept woman in a foreign land, as well as the lives, both high and low, of those around her…When Paraguay finds itself at odds with neighboring countries, the novel chronicles the various tragedies and defeats with a cool and unswerving eye. Tuck’s novel may not be for the faint of heart, but it is a rich and rewarding read.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Lily Tuck

Author Bio: Lily Tuck

Lily Tuck is the author of several novels, including Interviewing Matisse or the Woman Who Died Standing Up, The Woman Who Walked on Water, Siam, or the Woman Who Shot a Man, which was nominated for the 2000 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and The News From Paraguay, winner of the National Book Award. She is also the author of the biography Woman of Rome, A Life of Elsa Morante. Her short stories have appeared in the New Yorker and in several collections.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 10.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English