Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; 407 pages
Publisher: New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1989.
An appealing first edition/first printing in Near Fine condition, remainder stamped, lightly bumped corners in alike dust-jacket. Inscribed by the author on the half title page.
Set in the 1950s, this is the story of Cesar and Nestor Castillo who emigrate from Cuba to New York's Harlem. Workers by day, they enter the world of dance halls and music at night. Their band reaches its zenith with a guest appearance on the I Love Lucy Show as Ricky's back-up band. A wonderful portrait of an era and a culture.; Remainder.