The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

It's 1949 and two young Cuban musicians make their way from Havana to the grand stage of New York City. It is the era of mambo, and the Castillo brothers, workers by day, become stars of the dance halls by night, where their orchestra plays the lush, sensuous, pulsing music that earns them the title of the Mambo Kings. This is their moment of youth, exuberance, love, and freedom a golden time that decades later is remembered with nostalgia and deep affection.

Hijuelos's marvelous portrait of the Castillo brothers, their families, their fellow musicians and lovers, their triumphs and tragedies, re-creates the sights and sounds of an era in music and an unsung moment in American life.

ISBN: 9780374535834

Published Date: December 15, 2015

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Language: English

Page Count: 407

Size: 8.23" l x 5.51" w x 1.24" h