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The Tortilla Curtain - T.C. Boyle
The Tortilla Curtain
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Winner of the Prix Medicis Etranger 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... show more
Winner of the Prix Medicis Etranger 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140238280 (014023828X)
ASIN: 014023828X
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 355
Edition language: English
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Awogfli - Bookcroc
Awogfli - Bookcroc rated it
4.5 Uralt und derzeit topaktuell - die rassistische Fratze Amerikas
Was ist das eigentlich mit mir und T.C. Boyle, dass es nahezu keinen Roman gibt, der mich gänzlich von den Socken reisst und mich restlos begeistert? Gut dieses Buch ist gut - ok was sage ich - es ist sogar sehr gut, aber irgendwas ist immer, sodass ich erst einmal wirklich vollen Herzens 5 Punkte v...
Tami
Tami rated it
3.5 Depressingly current.
This is not a relaxing read. Not a "nice" book. It was a tough read. I had to fight myself to finish it. Very well written. Almost painfully realistic. Except for the pregnant young girl, no heros in sight. Not even good people. Just average awful people. It felt a bit too pessimistic too me...
Amber's Thoughts
Amber's Thoughts rated it
5.0 Waking up from the American Dream
I’m glad I read John McPhee’s Control of Nature before I read this novel. Part Three of that book, “Los Angeles against the Mountains,” prepared me to understand the environmental and socio-economic setting for this book, a wealthy enclave in the geologically unstable, fire-prone parts of California...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
2.0 The Tortilla Curtain
I had a hard time deciding what to rate this, because this is a book with flashes of brilliance and insight which ultimately I don't think works. The book follows two couples that live near each other in the outskirts of Los Angeles: one a rich white tofu-eating liberal American couple, Delaney and ...
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3.0
Most of the characters, no I think all of them, are sharply drawn caricatures of either hypocritical wealthy redneck pseudo-liberals living in a gated California enclave, or poor hapless powerless victimised illegal Mexicans (how many adjectives can one sentence hold before it explodes?). Toss in s...
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