The Tortilla Curtain : A Novel (Paperback) - Boyle, T. Coraghessan

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

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780143119074
SKU 216793397
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0143119079
Release Date 2/22/2011
Author Info
T. Coraghessan Boyle
The grandson of Irish immigrants, Boyle was born and raised in Peekskill, New York, in a house that contained few books. Both his parents were alcoholics. In high school, he played the saxophone and drums and sang in rock bands. He majored in music, then switched to history, at SUNY-Potsdam. He received a Ph.D. from Iowa in 1977, where he studied with John Cheever and John Irving, and has been a professor of English at the University of Southern California. His fiction is marked by surreal humor and his offbeat historical interests.
Praise
"Mr. Boyle deftly portrays Los Angeles's Topanga Canyon, catching both its privileged society and its underlying geological and ecological instability... a political novel for an age that has come to distrust not only politicians but political solutions, a modernist muckraking novel by an author who sees the muck not only in class structure and prejudice but in the souls of human beings."
"Boyle's settings are always vivid, and here once again he shows a sharpshooter's accuracy for details."
From the Publisher
First Line Afterward, he tried to reduce it to abstract terms, an accident in a world of accidents, the collision of opposing forces--the bumper of his car and the frail scrambling hunched-over form of a dark little man with a wild look in his eye--but he wasn't very successful.
Editors Note 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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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0362
Publisher Penguin Books

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