In 1949, two young Cuban musicians, brothers Cesar and Nestor, leave Havana for New York. By day they work hard, by night they are the Mambo Kings: packing out clubs, dance halls and theatres with their sensuous, pulsing Latin music. This is the captivating story of charming, vivacious womanizer Cesar and quiet, romantic Nestor - still nursing an ...Read MoreIn 1949, two young Cuban musicians, brothers Cesar and Nestor, leave Havana for New York. By day they work hard, by night they are the Mambo Kings: packing out clubs, dance halls and theatres with their sensuous, pulsing Latin music. This is the captivating story of charming, vivacious womanizer Cesar and quiet, romantic Nestor - still nursing an unrequited love for 'beautiful Maria of my soul' - and their changing fortunes as they try to make it big in America.Read Less
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Very Good. No Dust Jacket. 407 pages. Light tanning to inner covers. Copy is neat and clean. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0140165088. ISBN/EAN: 9780140165081. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 157208.
It was harder going than I thought and sadder than I expected but it evokes times and places.
I read this book as I travelled around Cuba and the many references to places and attitudes made it a perfect time to read this book.
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