A Simple Habana Melody (from when the world was good) (Harper Collins)
Oscar Hijuelos gives us a sentimental rumba-and a return to his first inspiration: Cuban music. In his best novel since the ground-breaking, Pulitzer prize-winner Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, Hijuelos plays the disorder of history and daily life in counterpoint to the romance and perfection of popular song. The result is a novel that marries art and life.
Read an excerpt from A Simple Habana Melody.