The Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghessan Boyle

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Winner of the Prix Medicis EtrangerTopanga Canyon is home to two couples on a collision course. Los Angeles liberals Delaney and Kyra Mossbacher lead an ordered sushi-and-recycling existence in a newly gated hilltop community: he a sensitive nature writer, she an obsessive realtor. Mexican illegals Candido and America Rincon desperately cling to their vision of the American Dream as they fight off starvation in a makeshift camp deep in the ravine. And from the moment a freak accident brings Candido and Delaney into intimate contact, these four and their opposing worlds gradually intersect in what becomes a tragicomedy of error and misunderstanding.


About T. Coraghessan Boyle

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T. C. Boyle is the author of eleven novels, including World's End (winner of the PEN/FaulknerAward), Drop City (a New York Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book Award), and The Inner Circle. His most recent story collections are Tooth and Claw and The Human Fly and Other Stories.
Published September 1, 1996 by Penguin Books. 355 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Business & Economics, Children's Books. Fiction
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"The Tortilla Curtain" is an excellent, insightful novel that presents the topic of Mexicans immigration from the point-of-view of both white Americans and Mexican immigrants. It has depth, suspens...

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