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1 Hijuelos, Oscar Our House in the Last World : A Novel
New York, New York, U.S.A. Persea Books 0892550694 / 9780892550692 First Edition, First Printing Cloth 
(1983). Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Bound in full black cloth. The spine is stamped in silver. Octavo. 235pps. Stated First Edition. There is very faint dustspotting to the closed page-edges, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The text is immaculate; no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, is mildly rubbed at the extremities and has a small closed tear at the top of the front panel; the original price is intact. A very nice copy of the author's first novel. ".In this story about the Santinio family, transplanted from Cuba to New York City, we are offered an intimate portrait of immigrant life. American is 'the last world' for them, their final stopping-place. For Alejo, the father, it means escape from dreary farm life in San Pedro, perhaps a business of his own. For Mercedes, his wife, America is the last in an infinite line of worlds. She has had other lives, she believes, and will live again after her death. For the Santinio sons, Horacio and Hector, 'the last world' is not only last-chance America, but also Cuba -- the world before they were born, a place of sensuous beauty, ease, and ancestral memory, a mythical home. Filled with ghosts and the delicate presence of flowers, drunken men who hang onto the walls as if on a tossing ship, the sights and sounds of Oriente Province and New York City, the sweet nutty taste of a Cuban drink, the music and films of the 50's, lusty fantasies, and the toughest of city realities, 'Our House in the Last World' is a work of beauty and foreboding." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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2 Hijuelos, Oscar The Empress of the Splendid Season
New York Harper 1999 0060175702 / 9780060175702 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover SIGNED by the Author
Fine in a Fine dustjacket. As stated on the second page, "This book is one of a limited number of copies.signed by the author". Pale green boards quarterbound in white cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. Fore-edge untrimmed. 342pp. A flawless copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. In unread condition. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has a small crinkle at the heel of the spine. The original price of $25.00 is still intact on the front flap. Buy with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Money back guarantee. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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