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THE MAMBO KINGS PLAY SONGS OF LOVE

THE MAMBO KINGS PLAY SONGS OF LOVE

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THE MAMBO KINGS PLAY SONGS OF LOVE

by Hijuelos, Oscar

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Near fine in near fine dust jacket.
ISBN 10
0374201250
ISBN 13
9780374201258
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New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1989. First printing. Near fine in near fine dust jacket.. Inscribed first edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a pair of Cuban brothers who make it big on the American Mambo scene in the 1950s, told as a series of recollections. THE MAMBO KINGS PLAY SONGS OF LOVE was the first novel by a US-born Hispanic writer to win the Pulitzer. It was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film in 1992, starring Antonio Banderas. 9'' x 6''. Original red cloth binding. Original unclipped ($18.95) color pictorial dust jacket, designed by Fred Marcellino. 408 pages. Inscribed by Hijuelos to half title page, "For Shelly with / many songs of love," dated 1990. Jacket with mild edgewear. Binding with a touch of bumping to spine ends; a dash of faint foxing to edges. Tight.

Synopsis

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.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
THE MAMBO KINGS PLAY SONGS OF LOVE
Author
Hijuelos, Oscar
Book Condition
Used - Near fine in near fine dust jacket.
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0374201250
ISBN 13
9780374201258
Publisher
Farrar Straus Giroux
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1989
Keywords
20th century,Post-WWII,1980s,US American,Books to Film,Pulitzer,Latino/a/x Author

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