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Here is the story of the memorable Castillo brothers, 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 playing the rhythms that earn them their band’s name, as they struggle with elusive fame and lost love in a richly sensual tale that has become a cultural touchstone and an enduring favorite.
“One lush, tipsy, all-night mambo of a novel about Cuban musicians in strange places like New York City.”People
“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.”Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"A rich and sorrowful novel...that alternates crisp narrative with opulent musings--the language of everyday and the language of longing. You finish feeling...ready to throw up your arms and cry, Que bueno es! Mr. Hijuelos is writing music of the heart."New York Times Book Review
- On Sale
- Oct 3, 2023
- Page Count
- 448 pages
- Grand Central Publishing