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Also by Oscar Hijuelos:

Thoughts Without Cigarettes, June 2011
Paperback
Beautiful Maria Of My Soul, June 2010
Hardcover
The Mambo Kings Play Songs Of Love, April 2010
Paperback
Dark Dude, September 2008
Hardcover
Mr. Ives' Christmas, December 2003
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Our House In The Last World, September 2002
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The Mambo Kings Play Songs Of Love
Oscar Hijuelos

Hyperion
April 2010
On Sale: March 24, 2010
448 pages
ISBN: 1401310028
EAN: 9781401310028
Paperback
$14.95
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"A rich and sorrowful novel . . . that alternates crisp narrative with opulent musings--the language of everyday and the language of longing. You finish feeling . . . ready to throw up your arms and cry, Que bueno es! Mr. Hijuelos is writing music of the heart." --New York Times Book Review

"Brilliant . . . Memorable . . . A heady and powerful triumph . . . One of the most spectacularly vibrant and moving works by an American in years." --Alice Metcalf Miller, Cleveland Plain Dealer

When it was first published in 1989, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love became an international bestselling sensation, winning rave reviews and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that changed the landscape of American literature returns with a new afterword by Oscar Hijuelos.

Here is the story of the memorable Castillo brothers, émigrés from Havana to New York's Upper West Side. The lovelorn songwriter Nestor and his macho brother Cesar find success in the city's dance halls and beyond playing the rhythms that earn them their band's name, as they struggle with elusive fame and lost love in a richly sensual tale that has become a cultural touchstone and an enduring favorite.

Media Buzz

Morning Edition - October 14, 2013
Studio 360 - August 6, 2011
PBS News Hour - June 24, 2011

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