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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lily Tuck Narrator: Lisette Lecat Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2015 ISBN: 9781456124250
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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 Download and start listening now!

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  • “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

  • A 2004 National Book Award Winner
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About the Author

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 are collected in Limbo, or Other Places I Have Lived. She divides her time between Maine and New York City.

About the Narrator

Lisette Lecat began her career in her native South Africa, where she had stage roles and did extensive radio and voice-over work both commercially and for the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Living in Spain, England, and the United States, she did a wide range of voice-over work in three languages. She has won thirteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best female solo narration.