In the 1940s and 1950s, two young Cuban musicians make their way up from Havana to New York. The Castillo brothers are workers by day and musicians by night. Their orchestra plays the mambo music that earns them the title of "The Mambo Kings". Winner of the 1989 Pulitzer Prize.
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'Street-smart and lyrical, impassioned and reflective ! a rich and provocative book' The New York Times 'By turns street-smart and lyrical, impassioned and reflective, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love is a rich and provocative book--a moving portrait of a man, his family, a community and a time' - Michiko Kakutani, New York Times 'The book is a hymn to music, to heterosexual love... There is a hedonism and pain, ecstasy and despair, devotion and lechery... A fantastic novel' Evening StandardAbout 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 novels have been translated into twenty-five languages.
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Book Description Haper, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140143912