The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love - Part 2 Summary & Analysis

Oscar Hijuelos
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Part 2 Summary

Cesar's attentions move from memories to the current as he hears a couple in the next room. The man next door knocks on Cesar's door to ask if Cesar has any alcohol he can buy from him as the couple has run out. Cesar offers up one of the bottles he has and the man invites Cesar to the room next door to meet his woman. Cesar is struck by the beauty of the Negro woman and stays for a short time but returns to his own room where he can hear the noise from the couple making love through the thin walls.

Cesar continues to drink throughout the night and thinks about his doctor's advice about stopping the alcohol consumption, which is slowly killing him. After so many years of alcohol abuse, the liquor is like a poison to Cesar's organs, which...

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