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The News from Paraguay

Lily Tuck

The year is l854. In Paris, Francisco Solano -- the future dictator of Paraguay -- begins his courtship of the young, beautiful Irish courtesan Ella Lynch with a poncho, a Paraguayan band, and ahorse named Mathilde. Ella follows Franco to AsunciOn and reigns there as his mistress. Isolated and estranged in this new world, she embraces her lover's ill-fated imperial dream -- one fueled by a heedless arrogance that will devastate all of Paraguay. With the urgency of the narrative, rich and intimate detail, and a wealth of skillfully layered characters, The News from Paraguay recalls the epic novels of Gabriel GarcIa MArquez and Mario Vargas Llosa.

The year is l854. In Paris, Francisco Solano -- the future dictator of Paraguay -- begins his courtship of the young, beautiful Irish courtesan Ella Lynch with a poncho, a Paraguayan band, and ahorse named Mathilde. Ella follows Franco to AsunciOn and reigns there as his mistress. Isolated and estranged in this new world, she embraces her lover's ill-fated imperial dream -- one fueled by a heedless arrogance that will devastate all of Paraguay. With the urgency of the narrative, rich and intimate detail, and a wealth of skillfully layered characters, The News from Paraguay recalls the epic novels of Gabriel GarcIa MArquez and Mario Vargas Llosa.
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The year is l854. In Paris, Francisco Solano -- the future dictator of Paraguay -- begins his courtship of the young, beautiful Irish courtesan Ella Lynch with a poncho, a Paraguayan band, and ahorse named Mathilde. Ella follows Franco to AsunciOn and reigns there as his mistress. Isolated and estranged in this new world, she embraces her lover's ill-fated imperial dream -- one fueled by a heedless arrogance that will devastate all of Paraguay. With the urgency of the narrative, rich and intimate detail, and a wealth of skillfully layered characters, The News from Paraguay recalls the epic novels of Gabriel GarcIa MArquez and Mario Vargas Llosa.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lisette Lecat

Length:

10h 30m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

36:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

36:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

35:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

35:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

34:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

33:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

34:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

36:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

39:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

35:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

36:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

40:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:12