June 1, 2010
June 1, 2010
In a part sequel and part retelling of "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love," the inspiration for the Mambo King's biggest hit, Maria, now 60 years old, reminisces about her days and nights in Havana, offering a completely different perspective on the Mambo Kings' story.
In Oscar Hijuelos's Pulizer Prize-winning THE MAMBO KINGS PLAY SONGS OF LOVE a lovelorn Cuban emigre, Nestor Castillo, penned a hit song, "Beautiful Maria of My Soul" a ballad of heartbreak about the ravishing woman he lost and left behind in Havana. Now, nearly twenty years later, Hijuelos retells his masterpiece from the point of view of Maria herself, showing how the gorgeous country girl was forced to choose between a wealthy businessman, Ignacio, and the poor artist Nestor, and how her choice tore at her heart for years. BEAUTIFUL MARIA OF MY SOUL is a wondrous, lush, lyrical love story set against the radiant backdrop of a Cuba caught in the turmoil and change of The Revolution. A masterful novel in its own right, BEAUTIFUL MARIA OF MY SOUL creates thrilling harmonies with THE MAMBO KINGS.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Performing Arts, Literary
- Language: English
- Author: Oscar Hijuelos
- Online Item #: 12222644
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-1632
- ISBN: 9781401323349
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported