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Beautiful Maria of My Soul by Oscar Hijuelos

By Oscar Hijuelos

"Savor the mysterious strength of a master's pentimento." --Los Angeles Times

"It takes loads of nerve and ability to tug off anything as wealthy as Beautiful MarÍa of My Soul, yet pull it off Hijuelos does." --Cleveland undeniable Dealer

"I fell immediately in love with the wonderful soul of Beautiful María of My Soul. Hijuelos has created and taken to existence cherished characters, a heart-stealing heroine and Havana in the course of an epoch of fixing fate." --Amy Tan, bestselling writer of The pleasure good fortune Club

In Beautiful María of My Soul, Oscar Hijuelos returns to the passionate story he started two decades in the past in The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.

María is the nice Cuban attractiveness who stole musician Nestor Castillo's center and broke it, inspiring him to write down the Mambo Kings' largest hit, "Beautiful María of My Soul.'" Now in her sixties and residing as an exile in Miami, María continues to be a good looks, nonetheless in a position to turning heads. yet whereas she left Cuba a long time in the past, she hasn't ever forgotten Nestor. As she thinks again to her days--and nights--in Havana, a wholly new standpoint at the Mambo Kings tale unfolds. Beautiful María of My Soul is a gorgeous act of reinvention, and one other modern vintage from an awfully proficient author.

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