My Library

University LibraryCatalogue

     
Limit search to items available for borrowing or consultation
Result Page: Previous Next
Can't find that book? Try BONUS+
 
Look for full text

Search Discovery

Search CARM Centre Catalogue

Search Trove

Add record to RefWorks

Cover Art
PRINTED BOOKS
Author Boyle, T. Coraghessan.

Title The tortilla curtain / T. Coraghessan Boyle.

Published New York : Viking, 1995.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  813.54 BOYLE    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail  813.54 BOYLE    AVAILABLE
Physical description 355 pages ; 24 cm
Summary Men and women with brown faces and strong backs who risk everything to cross the Mexican border and invade the American Dream are the Okies of the 1990s. Two of them, Candido and America Rincon, have come to Southern California and are living in a makeshift camp deep in a ravine, fighting off starvation. At the top of Topanga Canyon, Los Angeles liberals Delaney and Kyra Mossbacher lead an ordered sushi-and-recycling existence in a newly gated hilltop community: he a sensitive nature writer, she an obsessive realtor. And from the moment a freak accident brings Candido and Delaney into intimate contact, the two couples and their opposing worlds gradually intersect in what becomes a tragicomedy of error and misunderstanding.
Subject Married people -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction.
Illegal aliens -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction.
Mexicans -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Ethnic relations -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
ISBN 0670856045 (alk. paper)