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Our House in the Last World: Hijuelos, Oscar

Our House in the Last World

Hijuelos, Oscar

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ISBN 10: 0892550694 / ISBN 13: 9780892550692
Published by Persea Books,, New York, 1983
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED by Hijuelos and dated 6-20-11 on the title page. A tiny bit of wear to the spinal extremities, else a tight fine copy in a near fine dust jacket (light soiling to the rear panel). The author's first book and now protected in mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 53

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Title: Our House in the Last World

Publisher: Persea Books,, New York

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

About this title


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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