The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

Book cover of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love Author: Oscar Hijuelos
Year: 1989
Jacket design and illustration: Fred Marcellino
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Edition: First Edition, Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374201258

For over two decades, when publishers needed “serious fiction” jackets for books they anticipated might be big sellers, they often turned to Fred. The imagery and approach of this retro pastiche were considered highly ground-breaking for the time.
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