Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice.
Music and romantic desire unite them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music and love.
Adapted from the animated feature film by multi-award-winning Javier Mariscal and Fernando Trueba.
"A work of art in its own right: exuberant, passionate and melancholy… For all that this book will have you tapping your toes, I defy anyone to reach the end of it without a tear in their eye." — The Observer
Words by Fernando Trueba
Art by Javier Mariscal
Translated by Howard Curtis
Year of the edition: 2011
Number of pages: 208