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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Hijuelos' novel, a Pulitzer Prize winner, earns it laurels through the author's craftsmanship. Its unusual flashback structure, its characterizations of the two Castillo brothers, and its many pages of lyrical prose are praiseworthy. Many readers will enjoy this story of the rise and fall in the careers of two Cuban musicians who flourished in the "Desi Arnaz era."
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