The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch is a dazzling novel from a writer of
international caliber, based on the life of the nineteenth-century
Irishwoman who became Paraguay's Eva Peron. Eliza Lynch met
Francisco Solano Ló pez in Paris, when she was nineteen and he was
in Europe to recruit engineers for the first railroad in South
America. He left several months later with a pregnant Eliza beside
him. Reviled by Asunció n society and the family of her lover, who
never married her, Eliza nevertheless had he son baptized his heir.
In less than a decade, Ló pez became dictator and plunged Paraguay
into a conflict that would kill over half its population. By then
Eliza was notorious-as both the angel of the battlefield, inspiring
the troops, and the demon driving Ló pez's ambition-and when Ló pez
was killed in battle, she buried him in a shallow grave dug with
her own hands. Anne Enright has written a gorgeous, deeply resonant
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