Our House in the Last World

Our House in the Last World

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America, the 'last world' holds out many promlses to the Santinio family from Cuba. For Alejo, the father, it means escape from the dreary farm of San Pedro and, perhaps, a business of his own. For Mercedes, his wife, America is the last of the material worlds. Still, she has had other lives and will live again after her death. For the sons, Horacio and Hextor, the 'last world' is not only New York, but also Cuba - a place of sensuous beauty, fragrance and ancestral memory. Filled with ghosts and the delicate presence of flowers, the sensuality of Cuban rhythms and the reality of Manhattan, Our House in the Last World is a work of beauty about people stranded between two cultures whose search for a better life remains unfulfilled.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 132 x 197mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1852427574
  • 9781852427573

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'Virtuoso writing that describes immigrant life in New York...a loving and deeply felt tribute' New York Times; 'An oblique, Iyric voice, with an air of absolute authenticity and assurance' Joyce Carol Oatesshow more

About Oscar Hijuelos

Of Cuban descent, Osar Hijuelos was born in New York, where he still lives. His other novels Include Mr.lves' Christmas, Empress of the Spiendid Season and The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Loveshow more

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