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Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love (Anniversary) (Paperback) (Oscar Hijuelos)

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From FSG Classics, a special twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Oscar Hijuelos's beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning novelIt's 1949 and two young Cuban musicians make their way from Havana to the grand stage of New York City. It is the era of mambo, and the Castillo brothers, workers by day, become stars of the dance halls by night, where their orchestra plays the lush, sensuous, pulsing music that earns them the title of the Mambo Kings. This is their moment of youth, exuberance, love, and freedom--a golden time that decades later is remembered with nostalgia and deep affection.Hijuelos's marvelous portrait of the Castillo brothers, their families, their fellow musicians and lovers, their triumphs and tragedies, re-creates the sights and sounds of an era in music and an unsung moment in American life.Exuberantly celebrated from the moment it was published in 1989, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1990 (making Hijuelos the first Hispanic recipient of the award). It was adapted for a major motion picture in 1992 and remains a perennial bestseller. The story's themes of cultural fusion and identity are as relevant today as they were twenty-five years ago, proving Hijuelos's novel to be a genuine and timeless classic.

Cesar and Nestor Castillo--two very different Cuban brothers--recall their heyday in 1950s New York, when they led an orchestra, were known as "the Mambo Kings," and appeared on the "I Love Lucy" show
Edition: Anniversary
Number of Pages: 407
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Author: Oscar Hijuelos
Language: English
Street Date: December 15, 2015
TCIN: 21512782
UPC: 9780374535834
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-1150
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