By Oscar Hijuelos
"Savor the mysterious strength of a master's pentimento." --Los Angeles Times
"It takes loads of nerve and talent to drag 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 lifestyles 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 begun two decades in the past in The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.
María is the nice Cuban good looks who stole musician Nestor Castillo's center and broke it, inspiring him to jot 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 able to turning heads. yet whereas she left Cuba many years in the past, she hasn't ever forgotten Nestor. As she thinks again to her days--and nights--in Havana, a wholly new point of view 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.