The Tortilla Curtain

The Tortilla Curtain

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When Delaney Mossbacher knocks down a Mexican pedestrian, he neither reports the accident nor takes his victim to hospital. Instead the man accepts $20 and limps back to poverty and his pregnant 17-year-old wife, leaving Delaney to return to his privileged life in California. But these two men are fated against each other, as Delaney attempts to clear the land of the illegal immigrants who he thinks are turning his state park into a ghetto, and a boiling pot of racism and prejudice threatens to spill over.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 112 x 174 x 26mm | 240.41g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747574642
  • 9780747574644
  • 1,534,032

About T. C Boyle

T.C. Boyle's novels include World's End, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. His stories appear regularly in most major magazines, including The New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy, Granta and The Paris Review. He lives in California. His most recent novel is Drop City.show more

Review quote

'This novel examines America's guerrilla war between the haves and have-nots with a zing unequalled since The Bonfire of the Vanities' Observer 'A harrowing, even horrific, tale of an immigrant couple's venture into California, and the shockingly brutal reception they receive ... a remarkable feat of imaginative empathy' Daily Telegraph 'Thrilling ... it's the same set up as Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities but Boyle immediately enlivens it' Independent on Sunday 'A powerful novel ... One of the best books I've read this year' Marie Claireshow more

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2 10% (2,240)
1 4% (1,017)
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