The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

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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.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2005
Edition: First Harper Perennial modern classics edition
Copyright Date: ©1989
ISBN: 9780060845308
Branch Call Number: FIC HIJUELO 2005
Characteristics: 448 pages, 16 pages ; 21 cm


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Oct 07, 2015

While I enjoyed the culture, I found this book overrated. Got very tired of all the gratuitous sex--blech.

tobeor Dec 15, 2012

How is it that the NYPL has only one copy of The Mambo Kings by the first Hispanic, Oscar Hijuelos, to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and that one copy cannot be lent? What have you done with the multi-million dollar contributions? Surely not promote books.


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