Our House in the Last World

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Washington Square Press, 1983 - Fiction - 253 pages
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This award-winning first novel from the author of the National Book Award nominee The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love was applauded by the New York Times Book Review as a novel of great warmth and tenderness . . . a virtuoso writing that describes immigrant life in New York . . . a loving and deeply felt tribute.

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist launched his career with this 1983 title. The autobiographical work is the coming-of-age story of Hector Santino. Born in New York City to Cuban immigrants, Hector ... Read full review


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Óscar Hijuelos was born in Manhattan on August 24, 1951 to Cuban immigrants. He received a bachelor's degree and a master of fine arts degree from City College. His first novel, Our House in the Last World, was published in 1983. His other works include The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien, Mr. Ives's Christmas, Empress of the Splendid Season, A Simple Habana Melody (From When the World was Good), and Beautiful Maria of My Soul. His novel, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and was made into a 1992 movie starring Armand Assante and Antonio Banderas. He also wrote a young adult novel entitled Dark Dude and a memoir entitled Thoughts Without Cigarettes. He died on October 12, 2013 at the age of 62.

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