The Tortilla Curtain

The Tortilla Curtain

3.64 (22,824 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

A freak accident causes two couples-a pair of Los Angeles liberals and Mexican illegal's-and their opposing worlds to collide in a tragicomedy of error and misunderstanding.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 135 x 194 x 25mm | 345g
  • The Penguin Press
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143119079
  • 9780143119074
  • 569,319

Review Text

"A compelling story of myopic misunderstanding and mutual tragedy."-- Chicago Tribune "Succeeds in stealing the front page news and bringing it home to the great American tradition of the social novel . . . A book to appreciate as we peer at the faces of strangers outside our windows, and wall ourselves in."-- The Boston Globe "Lays on the line of our national cult of hypocrisy. Comically and painfully he details the smug wastefulness of the haves and the vile misery of the have-nots."--Barbara Kingsolver, The Nation
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Review quote

-A compelling story of myopic misunderstanding and mutual tragedy.-
--Chicago Tribune
-Succeeds in stealing the front page news and bringing it home to the great American tradition of the social novel . . . A book to appreciate as we peer at the faces of strangers outside our windows, and wall ourselves in.-
--The Boston Globe
-Lays on the line of our national cult of hypocrisy. Comically and painfully he details the smug wastefulness of the haves and the vile misery of the have-nots.-
--Barbara Kingsolver, The Nation
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About T C Boyle

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.
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Rating details

22,824 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
5 23% (5,230)
4 37% (8,495)
3 26% (5,842)
2 10% (2,240)
1 4% (1,017)
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