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Harper Perennial

Simple Habana Melody

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Title: Simple Habana Melody
Author: Hijuelos, Oscar
ISBN: 9780060928698
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 2003
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.

Fiction 1372670

Publisher Description:

It is 1947, and Israel Levis, a Cuban composer whose life had once been a dream of music, love, and sadness, returns to Cuba after being mistakenly imprisoned during the Nazi occupation of France.

When Levis arrives back in Habana, his mind returns to an unrequited romance with the alluring Rita Valladares, a singer for whom Levis had written his most famous song, "Rosas Puras." This 1928 composition became the most famous rumba in the world and changed American and European tastes in music and dance forever.

A love story--of art, family, and country--A Simple Habana Melody is a virtuoso performance from one of our most important writers.