In 1949 - when the dance rage is the mambo - two young Cuban musicians, recent immigrants, make their way up to the grand stage of New York. The Castillo brothers, workers by day, become night stars of the dance halls, where their orchestra plays the lush, sensuous, pulsing music that earns them the title of Mambo Kings. Oscar Hijuelos’ marvelous portrait of the Castillo brothers, their families, their fellow musicians and lovers, their triumphs and tragedies, brings to life the sights and sounds of an era in music and an unsung moment in American life.
Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 1990
"Hijuelos's pure storytelling skills commission every incident with a life and breath of its own." (Publishers Weekly)
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Poor production value
Could not tolerate the narrator's voice