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The Tortilla Curtain

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The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle
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Sep 01, 1996 | ISBN 9780140238280

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Praise

Winner of the Prix Medicis Etranger

“A compelling story of myopic misunderstanding and mutual tragedy.”
Chicago Tribune

“Succeeds in stealing the front page news and bringing it home to the great American tradition of the social novel . . . A book to appreciate as we peer at the faces of strangers outside our windows, and wall ourselves in.”
The Boston Globe

“Lays on the line our national cult of hypocrisy. Comically and painfully he details the smug wastefulness of the haves and the vile misery of the have-nots.”
—Barbara Kingsolver, The Nation

“Boyle’s writing is irresistible and his sense of dramatic timing is impeccable.”
Entertainment Weekly

“America’s most imaginative contemporary novelist.”
Newsweek

“It says a lot about T. Coraghessan Boyle’s new novel that so many generations of great satirists come to mind when reading it—from Swift to Twain to Waugh to Woody Allen, Boyle specifically evokes Voltaire.”
The Baltimore Sun

“Weaving social commentary into moving entertaining fiction is a job few writers can handle. Boyle does so here, admirably. Readers should not miss this latest work from an impressive talent.”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Boyle’s sixth novel cements his place among the reigning pantheon of contemporary American fiction writers. (It’s one heck of a great read.)”
Rocky Mountain News

“A panoramic slice of social realism . . . [that] incorporates all of Boyle’s themes: the impossibility of assimilation, the need for control, the increasing helplessness of white males.”
Vogue

“A tale that squeezes one last cup of vinegar from The Grapes of Wrath.”
Portland Oregonian

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