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Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

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It's 1949. Two young Cuban musicians make their way up from Havana to the grand stage of New York. It is the era of the mambo, and Castillo brothers, workers by day, become by night stars of the dance halls, where their orchestra plays the lush, sensuous, pulsing music that earns them the title of Mambo Kings. This is their moment of youth--a golden time that thirty years later will be remembered with nostalgia and deep affection. In The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, Oscar Hijuelos has created a rich and enthralling novel about passion and loss and memory and desire.

About the Author

Oscar Hijuelos was born of Cuban parentage 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, among others. His five previous novels have been translated into twenty-five languages.


Oscar Hijuelos nació de padres cubanos en Nueva York en 1951. Sus otras novelas incluyen Mr. Ives' Christmas, The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien, Our House in the Last World y A Simple Havana Melody (Una Sencilla Melodía Habanera). Vive en Nueva York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060973278
Author:
Hijuelos, Oscar
Publisher:
HarpPeren
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Musicians
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Brothers
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Cuban Americans
Subject:
Musical fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series Volume:
98-579
Publication Date:
1990
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
407 p.
Dimensions:
7.99x5.31x1.01 in. .70 lbs.

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