The Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghessan Boyle

The book in question explores the intersecting lives of two couples in Southern California: a wealthy, nature-loving pair and an undocumented Mexican couple who have come to the United States in search of a better life. Their worlds collide when the Mexican man is involved in a car accident with the American man, setting off a chain of events that highlights the stark contrasts and deep-seated prejudices between their disparate existences. The narrative delves into themes of immigration, the American Dream, racism, and environmentalism, painting a complex portrait of the challenges and moral dilemmas faced by individuals on both sides of the socio-economic and cultural divide.

The 2113th greatest book of all time


Published
1995
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
355
Words
107,000
Original Language
English

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