First Edition of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love; Signed by Oscar Hijuelos
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.
Item Number: 629
New York: FSG, 1989.
First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize- winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Oscar Hijuelos on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing.
Exuberantly celebrated from the moment it was published in 1989, "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love" won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1990 (making Hijuelos the first Hispanic recipient of the award). It was adapted for a major motion picture in 1992 and remains a perennial bestseller. The story's themes of cultural fusion and identity are as relevant today as they were twenty-five years ago, proving Hijuelos's novel to be a genuine and timeless classic."