The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

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It's 1949. It's the era of the mambo, and two young Cuban musicians make their way up from Havana to the grand stage of New York. The Castillo brothers, workers by day, become by night stars of the dance halls, where their orchestra plays the lush, s ...Continua
A vivid description of latin-american life and character in New York in the Fifties, the two sides of it: the womanizer and gregarious Cesar on one side, the romantic and self-contained Nestor, the Mambo Kings. An aura of nostalgia looms over the sto...Continua
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Wrote 7/26/07
I admit it - I only bought this book because I loved the movie... but I'm so glad I'm an armand Assasnte fan, else I never would've discovered Sr. Hijuelos and his lovely, nuanced writing. This book is a treasure - beautifully written, carefully pac...Continua

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