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 ...
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 unrequited love for 'beautiful Maria of my soul' - and their changing fortunes as they try to make it big in America.
Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. some scuffing to top edge & spine edges, small gouge & a few mild scratches to top edge, a few very faint moisture stains to fore-edge, small soiled area to top front corner of 1st 33 pages, very... Advance Reading Copy produced from Uncorrected Proof small soiled area to top front corner of 1st 33 pages, very mild edge toning., mild curl to wrap. copy is square, no tears. a very adequate reading copy or collection filler. Inscribed by author on half title page "Dear Reader, She got up and (last word of quote undecipherable)..." Oscar Hijuelos.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 408 pages. Hardcover first edition, bound in red cloth covered boards and wrapped in an illustrated paper dustjacket. The previous owner's name is stamped and inscribed on the inside front cover, on the pastedown, and there is some light shelfwear to the edges of the dustjacket. Else, the binding is tight and solid, with sharp edges and clean, unmarked interior.
Near Fine with no dust jacket. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 405 pages; Flat Signed by Hijuelos on title page (graphic available). Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.; Signed by Author; 0.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. book: boards a little loose, crimp to bottom of spine edge, glued on headband slightly separated from top edge of spine, small gouge to top edge, small mild soiled area at corner where top meets... dj: moderate shelf & edge wear. a very adequate reading copy with mylar protection. Inscribed by author on half title page "Dear Reader-as they went walking through the woods, Nestor and Dolores were tense. Oscar Hijuelos".
First edition. Softcover. Advanced Reading Copy. Hijuelos' Pulitzer Prize winning second novel. Basis for very good movie with Armand Assante, and Antonio Banderas. A close to near fine copy in illustrated wrappers. Signed by Hijuelos on the title page.
FINE in VERY GOOD+ jacket. 1st printing. Crown Octavo size (8vo). 407pp. Pulitzer Prize winning novel, inscribed and signed by author on half title leaf...............[ CONDITION DETAILS: An almost AS NEW copy (faint shelf rub to head of spine, front cover bottom corner tip slightly bumped) in a lightly edge-rubbed VERY GOOD unclipped Dust Jacket (tiny chips to bottom flap fold corner tips, looks fine in its removable transparent protector) ].......Unless otherwise noted: 1st Edition means First Printing; books are in the original publishers binding; wrappers (present only if mentioned above) are complete, un-clipped and provided with transparent protectors.
First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "For Paul--/ With songs of love / Oscar Hijuelos." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and basis for 1992 Arne Glimcher film starring Armand Assante and Antonio Banderas. Foxing to the top page edges, and light toning to the jacket, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 407pp. Novel of Latin music and love. Nominated for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle, it won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Made into a movie. (Loc 1044/1)
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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