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The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

A Novel

Oscar Hijuelos

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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“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

“One lush, tipsy, all-night mambo of a novel about Cuban musicians in strange places like New York City. ” —People

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Oscar Hijuelos

Oscar Hijuelos was born of Cuban parentage in New York in 1951 and graduated from City College with a master's in creative writing, studying under the likes of Susan Sontag, Donald Barthelme, and William S. Burroughs. His first novel, Our House in the Last World, was published in 1985. In 1990 he became the first Hispanic writer to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He is also the recipient of the Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy in Rome, an Ingram Merrill Foundation Award, and the Hispanic Heritage Award for Literature, along with several grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He wrote eight novels which, have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. He passed away in 2013.

Oscar Hijuelos

Oscar Hijuelos

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