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A Simple Habana Melody

A SIMPLE HABANA MELODY

by: Oscar Hijuelos
Format: Paperback

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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.

Details

Product Code: 9780060928698
ISBN: 0060928697
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 2003-06-17
Number of Pages: 368 pages
Languages: english
Edition: Reprint
Dimension: 5.31 x 0.91 x 7.99 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds