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The Tortilla Curtain

11 Ratings: 3.8
a book by T. Coraghessan Boyle

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Author: T. Coraghessan Boyle
Genre: Fiction
3 reviews about The Tortilla Curtain
review by . July 04, 2010
   Tortilla curtain is a tale of perspective, perhaps more relevant in today’s political climate than it was when it was written around ten years ago. The scene is set in suburbia and told from the perspective of both middle-class members and Mexican immigrants making their homes in a dirty hill behind the houses. It’s easy to see why tempers flare as they do at missing backyard items, easy to relate to the middle-class outrage that results from the petty theft. Is nothing …
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
Not nearly enough is written about the relationship between white anglos and mexican immigrants. sad, touching, and funny
review by . October 29, 2008
The Tortilla Curtain
An intelligent friend recommended this thought provoking novel as a must read, and I completely understand why. It's one of the best I've read in a long time. The story is riveting and the characters are very well drawn. The writing is so rich with description and flavor, it stimulates all the senses and reads like a work of art. The Tortilla Curtain explores the lives of two families, one a middle class white couple living in a gated community in suburban LA, and the other an illegal Mexican immigrant …
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