A Simple Habana Melody

By: Hijuelos, Oscar

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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 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.

Title: A Simple Habana Melody

Author Name: Hijuelos, Oscar

Categories: Fiction & Literature,

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 2003-06-17

ISBN Number: 0060928697

ISBN Number 13: 9780060928698

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: SKU1039299