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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. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and basis for 1992 Arne Glimcher film starring Armand Assante and Antonio Banderas. The lightest hint of rubbing to the jacket spine ends and corners, else Fine and unread in a 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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