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Lily Tuck
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Ella Lynch

A native Irish woman living in Paris who is trying to live an upper class lifestyle without the financial means, Ella is selfish and shallow. She also is always looking for a way to get ahead with the least effort possible. Ella sets her sights on dinner parties and building her palace when she becomes Franco's mistress. She is oblivious to the pain and suffering that Franco causes to the people of Paraguay. She justifies most of Franco's actions, however reprehensible. Having been wronged by Franco's family with Pancho's baptism, Ella is supportive in Franco killing or torturing all of his brothers and sisters.

When the war begins to go badly, Ella considers fleeing with the children and abandoning Franco. Backing down from this, she does make arrangements to send some savings to Europe for safekeeping. Ella is involved with Franco is many decisions. She joins him...

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