Inscribed first edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a pair of Cuban brothers who make it big on the American Mambo scene in the 1950s, told as a series of recollections.
Near fine in near fine dust jacket.
THE MAMBO KINGS PLAY SONGS OF LOVE
THE MAMBO KINGS PLAY SONGS OF LOVE was the first novel by a US-born Hispanic writer to win the Pulitzer. It was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film in 1992, starring Antonio Banderas.
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1989). 9'' x 6''. Original red cloth binding. Original unclipped ($18.95) color pictorial dust jacket, designed by Fred Marcellino. 408 pages. Inscribed by Hijuelos to half title page, "For Shelly with / many songs of love," dated 1990. Jacket with mild edgewear. Binding with a touch of bumping to spine ends; a dash of faint foxing to edges. Tight.
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