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A simple Habana melody : a novel

Author: Oscar Hijuelos
Publisher: New York, NY : Perennial, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Perennial edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Musical fiction
Romance fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oscar Hijuelos
ISBN: 0060928697 9780060928698
OCLC Number: 52516572
Description: 342 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Oscar Hijuelos.

Abstract:

"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."--Back cover.

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