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The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love (Signed First Edition) by  Oscar Hijuelos - Signed First Edition - 1989 - from Royal Books, Inc. and Biblio.co.uk

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love (Signed First Edition)

by Hijuelos, Oscar

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New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux [FSG], 1989. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "For Paul -- / With songs of love / Oscar Hijuelos." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and basis for 1992 Arne Glimcher film starring Armand Assante and Antonio Banderas. Foxing to the top page edges, and light toning to the jacket, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.


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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