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The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by  Oscar Hijuelos - First Edition - 1989 - from Books Music Videos 4 U and

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The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

by Hijuelos, Oscar

Condition: Used; Very Good/Near Fine

New York, NY, U.S.A: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1989. First Edition. Hard Cover. Used; Very Good/Near Fine. Light foxing to edges. WINNER OF THE 1990 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION. The story of Cuban musicians in New York in the early 1950s, when Latin music first swept the United States, is told in lush and elegantly descriptive prose. Hijuelos was the first Hispanic author to win the prize.

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love is a 1989 novel by Oscar Hijuelos. It is about the lives of two Cuban brothers and musicians, Cesar and Nestor Castillo, who immigrate to the United States and settle in New York City in the early 1950s. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1990, being the first novel by an American-born Hispanic to do so. It was the basis for a 1992 motion picture, The Mambo Kings, as well as a musical in 2005.

  • Bookseller: Books Music Videos 4 U US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: HBBK03042
  • Title: The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
  • Author: Hijuelos, Oscar
  • Format/binding: Hard Cover
  • Book condition: Used; Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0374201250
  • ISBN 13: 9780374201258
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • Place: New York, NY, U.S.A
  • Date published: 1989


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