The Mambo Kings Play Songs Of Love

The Mambo Kings Play Songs Of Love

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When it was first published in 1989, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love became an international bestselling sensation, winning rave reviews and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that changed the landscape of American literature returns with a new afterword by Oscar Hijuelos. Here is the story of the memorable Castillo brothers, from Havana to New York's Upper West Side. The lovelorn songwriter Nestor and his macho brother Cesar find success in the city's dance halls and beyond playing the rhythms that earn them their band's name, as they struggle with elusive fame and lost love in a richly sensual tale that has become a cultural touchstone and an enduring favorite.
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1989.
ISBN: 9781401310028
9780374201258
0374201250
Branch Call Number: HIJ
Characteristics: 407 p.

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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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