The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

eBook - 2013
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Cuban brothers Nestor and Cesar Camillo come to New York City in 1949 with dreams of becoming famous Mambo musicians. This memorable novel traces the arc of the two brothers' lives--one charismatic and macho, the other soulful and sensitive--from Havana to New York, from East Coast clubs and dance halls to the heights of musical fame. An international bestseller and the 1990 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love was made into a popular movie in 1992 starring Antonio Banderas and Armand Assante. With a new afterword by Oscar Hijuelos, this book has stood the test of time as a groundbreaking work of American literature.
Publisher: [United States] :, RosettaBooks :, 2013.
ISBN: 9780795337604
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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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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