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The Tortilla Curtain


The Tortilla Curtain

Men and women with brown faces and strong backs who risk everything to cross the Mexican border and invade the American Dream are the Okies of the 1990s. Two of them, Candido and America Rincon, have come to Southern California and are living in a makeshift camp deep in a ravine. At the top of Topanga Canyon, Los Angeles liberals Delaney and Kyra Mossbacher lead an ordered sushi-and-recycling existence in a gated community. He is a nature writer, and she an obsessive realtor. And when a freak accident brings these two couples together, the result is a tragi-comedy of error and misunderstanding.

Reviewed by on January 23, 2011

The Tortilla Curtain
by T.C. Boyle

  • Publication Date: September 1, 1996
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 355 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN-10: 014023828X
  • ISBN-13: 9780140238280