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The Tortilla Curtain (Penguin Books with Reading Guides) Paperback – Deckle Edge, September 1, 1996
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Boyle's latest concerns two couples in Southern California?one a pair of wealthy suburbanites, the other illegal immigrants from Mexico.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
Go tell it in the valley: Boyle's newest novel is, according to the publicist, "a timely, provocative account" of immigration in central California. With a 100,000-copy first printing and a 25-city tour, you know the publisher expects this book to be big.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I liked Boyle's technique of alternating points of view between the Mossbachers and the Rincons in each chapter - felt it was very effective. I also appreciated that he did not take a stance in his views, leaving it up to the reader to form his own conclusions. To that point, I felt that his deliberately crafted ending was perfect. This is a great candidate for a book club (I am setting forth it as a suggestion for mine) and should provoke quite a lively discussion of its many themes.
The protagonist, a liberal "tree-hugging" nature lover is sympathetic to the plight of those without rights or home, until a series of fateful encounters turn him. The adage "A Republican is a former Democrat who had been mugged," is explored in greater depth in this excellent novel.
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TC Boyle paints pictures with words, as usual