The Tortilla Curtain T. C. Boyle

The Tortilla Curtain

Author: T. C. Boyle
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Book Title
The Tortilla Curtain
Author
T. C. Boyle
ISBN
9780140238280
T.C. Boyle's tragicomic, award-winning novel about assimilation, immigration, and the price of the American dream "A masterpiece of contemporary social satire." --The Wall Street Journal 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 immigrants 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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: T. C. BoylePublisher: Penguin GroupPublished: 09/01/1996ISBN: 9780140238280Pages: 355Weight: 0.56lbsSize: 7.78h x 5.07w x 0.72dReview Citations: New York Times 09/15/1996 pg. 44New York Times 12/08/1996 pg. 101Publishers Weekly 07/22/1996Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 71300 / Tortilla CurtainReading Level: 7.1 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 22
T.C. Boyle's tragicomic, award-winning novel about assimilation, immigration, and the price of the American dream

"A masterpiece of contemporary social satire." --The Wall Street Journal

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 immigrants 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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: T. C. Boyle
Publisher: Penguin Group
Published: 09/01/1996
ISBN: 9780140238280
Pages: 355
Weight: 0.56lbs
Size: 7.78h x 5.07w x 0.72d

Review Citations: New York Times 09/15/1996 pg. 44
New York Times 12/08/1996 pg. 101
Publishers Weekly 07/22/1996

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 71300 / Tortilla Curtain
Reading Level: 7.1 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 22
T.C. Boyle's tragicomic, award-winning novel about assimilation, immigration, and the price of the American dream

"A masterpiece of contemporary social satire." --The Wall Street Journal

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 immigrants 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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: T. C. Boyle
Publisher: Penguin Group
Published: 09/01/1996
ISBN: 9780140238280
Pages: 355
Weight: 0.56lbs
Size: 7.78h x 5.07w x 0.72d

Review Citations: New York Times 09/15/1996 pg. 44
New York Times 12/08/1996 pg. 101
Publishers Weekly 07/22/1996

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 71300 / Tortilla Curtain
Reading Level: 7.1 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 22