The Tortilla Curtain

The Tortilla Curtain

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T.C. Boylea€™s a€œcompellinga€ (The Chicago Tribune) novel about assimilation and the price of the American dream Topanga 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.He sat there, running sweat, grimly reading through the ownera#39;s manual, though he was late for his lunch date with Kyra. Finally, he put the car in gear and eased it out onto the road, taking surface streets all the way, careful to vary speeds and keep ... He drove twice round the block past the Indian restaurant in Woodland Hills, where theya#39;d agreed to meet, but there was no parking at this hour: lunch wasanbsp;...


Title:The Tortilla Curtain
Author: T.C. Boyle
Publisher:Penguin - 1996-09-01
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