Saturday, August 23

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love - Oscar Hijuelos

Wikipedia - "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love is a 1989 novel by Oscar Hijuelos. It is about the lives of two Cuban brothers and musicians, Cesar and Nestor Castillo, who immigrate to the United States and settle in New York City in the early 1950s. ... The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love was published in 1989, and soon became a huge international bestseller. It tells the story of Cesar Castillo, an aged musician who once had a small amount of fame when he and his brother appeared on an episode of I Love Lucy in the 1950s. The book chronicles Cesar’s last hours as he sits in a seedy hotel room, drinking and listening to recordings made by his band, the Mambo Kings."
W - Oscar Hijuelos
NY Times: Oscar Hijuelos, Who Won Pulitzer for Tale of Cuban-American Life, Dies at 62
YouTube: On The Outside: Oscar Hijuelos Plays Songs Of Love, Author Oscar Hijuelos Tackles His Toughest Subject: Himself, INTERVIEW: Pulitzer Prize Winner Oscar Hijuelos