Sun, 8 March 2015
This is the story of two brothers, Nestor and Cesar, fresh out of Cuba, trying to make it as musicians in 1950’s New York.
Vibrant, exciting, full of life, the novel relates the brothers’ trials and tribulations on the music scene, night life in the various clubs that hire them to play, love, sex, alcohol, fun and partying. But it also deals with immigrants’ lives and with what it means to grow old in the anonymity when you were once so admired.
A Pulitzer winner and the basis for the movie “The Mambo Kings” with Antonio Banderas, this is a deeper novel than it looks, full of all the elements required to turn a novel into a Classic of modern literature.