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When it was first published in 1989, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love became an international bestselling sensation, winning rave reviews and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that changed the landscape of American literature returns with a new afterword by Oscar Hijuelos. Here is the story of the memorable Castillo brothers, from Havana to New York's Upper West Side. The lovelorn songwriter Nestor and his macho brother Cesar find success in the city's dance halls and beyond playing the rhythms that earn them their band's name, as they struggle with elusive fame and lost love in a richly sensual tale that has become a cultural touchstone and an enduring favorite.

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Hijuelos's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about two young Cuban immigrants, who become stars of a New York dance hall in the 1950s where their lush, sensuous music earns them the title "Mambo Kings," returns in this paperback edition.

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It's 1949, the era of the mambo, and two young Cuban musicians make their way from Havana to New York. The Castillo brothers, workers by day, become, by night, stars of the dance halls, where their orchestra plays the sensuous, pulsing music that earns them the title of the Mambo Kings. This is a golden time that thirty years later will be remembered with deep affection. In The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, Oscar Hijuelos has created an enthralling novel about passion and loss, memory and desire.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

About the Author

Oscar Hijuelos, the son of Cuban immigrants, was born in New York City in 1951. He is a recipient of the Rome Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. His novels--Our House in the Last World, The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien, Mr. Ives' Christmas, Empress of the Splendid Season, and A Simple Habana Melody--have been translated into twenty-five languages.

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MGarcia, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by MGarcia)
Hijuelos's novel is beautifully tragic. From the opening pages, there is a heavy sense of nostalgia, which deepens throughout the novel and binds the characters to each other and to their dreams. This is a lovely book to read several times as it presents interesting and complex characters against the background of NY and Cuba in the 40s.
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ISBN:
9781401310028
Author:
Hijuelos, Oscar
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
TradePB
Publication Date:
20100504
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1875 in 13.2 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Hijuelos's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about two young Cuban immigrants, who become stars of a New York dance hall in the 1950s where their lush, sensuous music earns them the title "Mambo Kings," returns in this paperback edition.
"Synopsis" by , It's 1949, the era of the mambo, and two young Cuban musicians make their way from Havana to New York. The Castillo brothers, workers by day, become, by night, stars of the dance halls, where their orchestra plays the sensuous, pulsing music that earns them the title of the Mambo Kings. This is a golden time that thirty years later will be remembered with deep affection. In The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, Oscar Hijuelos has created an enthralling novel about passion and loss, memory and desire.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
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