Los reyes del mambo tocan canciones de amor (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. This is the story of the memorable Castillo brothers’ journey 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 as they struggle with elusive fame and lost love in a richly sensual tale that has become a cultural touchstone and an enduring...
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Overview


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. This is the story of the memorable Castillo brothers’ journey 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 as they struggle with elusive fame and lost love in a richly sensual tale that has become a cultural touchstone and an enduring favorite. “By turns street-smart and lyrical, impassioned and reflective, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love is a rich and provocative book—a moving portrait of a man, his family, a community and a time,” wrote the New York Times.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9786071125576
  • Publisher: Suma
  • Publication date: 10/30/2013
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 1,480,143
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Oscar Hijuelos

Oscar Hijuelos was born of Cuban parentage in New York City in 1951. He is a recipient of the Rome Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among others. His five previous novels have been translated into twenty-five languages.

Oscar Hijuelos nació de padres cubanos en Nueva York en 1951. Sus otras novelas incluyen Mr. Ives' Christmas, The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien, Our House in the Last World y A Simple Havana Melody (Una Sencilla Melodía Habanera). Vive en Nueva York.

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    1. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 24, 1951
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A., City College of the City University of New York, 1975; M.A.,1976

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