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Hijuelos, Oscar

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ISBN 10: 0892550694 / ISBN 13: 9780892550692
Published by Persea Books, 1983
Condition: fine Hardcover
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Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY HIJUELOS ON THE TITLE PAGE "For Susan/ with best wished/ Oscar Hijuelos". Second printing. Author's first book, a novel of a family transplanted from Cuba to New York and the immigrant experience from 1939 to the present. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Laid in is a ticket fromHijuelos' appearance at Kean Univerity in 1998. Bookseller Inventory # GE9993

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Title: OUR HOUSE IN THE LAST WORLD (Inscribed copy)

Publisher: Persea Books

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:fine

Dust Jacket Condition: near fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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The debut novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.

Bearing all the hallmarks of Hijuelos's later work―exuberance, passion, honesty, and humor―this debut novel was heralded on its publication twenty years ago as "virtuoso writing...a novel of great warmth and tenderness" (New York Times Book Review). Filled with the sights and sounds of Cuba's Oriente province and New York City, the music and films of the fifties, lusty fantasies and the toughest of life's realities, it is the unforgettable story of Hector Santinio, the American-born son of Cuban immigrants, who is haunted by tales of "home" (a Cuba he has never seen) and by the excesses and then the death of his loving father. This edition includes a new autobiographical introduction by the author, reflecting on how he came to write Our House in the Last World, and a new afterword in which he comments on the story.

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The child of Cuban immigrants, Oscar Hijuelos (1951–2013) was an American-born novelist and the first Hispanic writer to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction (1990).  He also won the Rome Prize (1985) and The Hispanic Heritage Award for Literature (2000). His eight novels have been translated into twenty-five languages.

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