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The Tortilla Curtain
T.C. Boyle
Duration: 12 hours
Narrated by: T.C. Boyle
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Unabridged
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Audie® Award for Best Narration by the Author
Winner of the Prix Medicis Entranger

     The price of the American Dream... two parallel worlds collide in tragic-comic social satire.
     Topanga Canyon is home to two couples unwillingly enrolled on a crash course about values what is really important in life.
     Los Angeles liberals Delaney and Kyra Mossbacker lead an ordered sushi-and-recycling existence in a newly gated hilltop community: he is a sensitive nature writer, she an obsessive realtor.
     Mexican illegals Candido and América Rincon desperately cling to their vision of the American Dream as they fight off starvation in a makeshift camp deep in the ravine.
     From the moment a freak accident brings Cándido and Delany into intimate contact, these four and their opposing worlds gradually intersect in what becomes a tragicomedy of error and misunderstanding.

     Booklist: "This highly engaging story subtly plays on our consciences, forcing us to form, confirm, or dispute social, political, and moral viewpoints....Boyle manages to address these issues in a nonjudgmental fashion, depicting the vast inequity in the characters’ parallel existences."
     Times Literary Supplement:
"Boyle’s style is punctuated with fire-cracker metaphors, a showy extravagance with obscurities of language and an easy mediation between hard fact and invention."
     Newsweek: “A rich and moving novel about the price of the American dream by America’s most imaginative contemporary novelist.”
    
AudioFile: "T. C. Boyle’s intimate connection to this story provides the precise character interpretation necessary for a high-energy and entertaining performance. His inclination for sarcasm, humor, and a wide range of emotions illuminates the turmoil behind the complicated national immigration issue."

T.C. Boyle

     Received his Ph.D in English literature from the University of Iowa and has taught creative writing at the University of Southern California since 1977.
     His novels include World’s End -- winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and Water Music.
     His short fiction regularly appears in such major magazines as Harper’s and the New Yorker.
     Much of the appeal of Boyle’s novels and stories is his creation of outrageous characters, bizarre situations and deliberately inflated comparisons.

T.C. Boyle

     Winner of the 2007 Audie® Award for Best Narration by the Author.
     Of his 11 novels, The Tortilla Curtain is his most successful one.
     He lives with his family near Santa Barbara, California.

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