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Lily Tuck

Biography

Lily Tuck

Lily Tuck is the author of six novels including THE DOUBLE LIFE OF LILLIANE, I MARRIED YOU FOR HAPPINESS, and THE NEWS FROM PARAGUAY, winner of the National Book Award; as well as the short-story collections The House at Belle Fontaine and Limbo,and Other Places I Have Lived; and the biography WOMAN OF ROME: A Life of Elsa Morante.

Lily Tuck

Books by Lily Tuck

by Lily Tuck - Fiction
Tuck’s unnamed narrator lives with her new husband, his two teenagers, and the unbanishable presence of his first wife --- known only as she. Obsessed with her, our narrator moves through her days presided over by the all-too-real ghost of the first marriage, fantasizing about how the first wife lives her life. Will the narrator ever equal she intellectually, or ever forget the betrayal that lies between them? And what of the secrets between her husband and she, from which the narrator is excluded? The daring and precise build up to an eerily wonderful denouement is a triumph of subtlety and surprise.
by Lily Tuck - Fiction

As the child of a German movie producer father who lives in Italy and a beautiful, artistically talented mother who resides in New York, Liliane’s life is divided between those two very different worlds. A shy and observant only child with a vivid imagination, Liliane uncovers the stories of family members as diverse as Moses Mendelssohn, Mary Queen of Scots and an early Mexican adventurer, and pieces together their vivid histories, through both World Wars and across continents.

by Lily Tuck - Fiction

I MARRIED YOU FOR HAPPINESS is not only a moving elegy to a man and a marriage, but also a meditation on the theory of probability and how chance can affect both a life and one's consideration of the possibility of an afterlife.