cover image Our House in the Last World

Our House in the Last World

Oscar Hijuelos. Washington Square Press, $7.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-671-72722-2

The chaotic experience of Cubans transplanted to New York City throbs through the narrator's voice in this debut novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love . ``Elegiac as well as bittersweet and celebratory, the lusty tone of this novel compensates for its erratic structure,'' stated PW. (Oct.)