(From the publisher):
The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch is a novel based on the life of the nineteenth-century Irishwoman who became Paraguay's Eva Peron. Eliza Lynch met Francisco Solano Lopez 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 Asuncion society and the family of her lover, who never married her, Eliza nevertheless had her son baptized his heir. In less than a decade, Lopez 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 Lopez's ambition, and when Lopez was killed in battle, she buried him in a shallow grave dug with her own hands.
Original title: The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ South & Central America
Fiction→ Historical→ Fictional Biography