The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love (1989) by Oscar Hijuelos
Two brothers in Havana live exciting and sometime outrageous lives amid the 1950’s club scene.
“One lush, tipsy, all-night mambo of a novel about Cuban musicians in strange places like New York City.” — People
“The Fabulous Mambo King.
Serenading all the ladies.
Miss Vanna Vane on his arm.
Drinks for all on his bill,
Festive songs flowing all night long.
Brother by his side,
With his trumpet playing,
Beautiful Maria of my Soul.
Over and over and over.”
— blogger Alexis, inspired by The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love