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The Tortilla Curtain
Jeanilda De La Cruz

The Tortilla Curtain The Tortilla Curtain is a novel, written by a US writer Thomas Coraghessan Boyle. The Novel has been written in the backdrop of tightening US restriction upon the immigration, especially for the immigrants from Mexico. The story deals with the main characters like Delaney Mosbacher, his wife Kyra Mossbacher, a Mexican Immigrant- Cándido Rincón, and his wife América. The story deals with the resentment that exists between the indigenous Americans living in the region Aroyo Blanco canyon, near Los-Angeles, California. It shows the stark contrast that exists in the between the Americans and those emigrating from the other nations. Americans spend a serene and contented life, whereas the Mexicans live a substandard and boring life. The motive of Cándido Rincón to bring his wife to the US was to make their US dream get realized. But the native people always cast a suspicious eye upon the intents of the immigrants. Though there are some miscreants living in every society, they make every other person subject to suspicion. In the novel, where the man with the backwards cap creates the problems for the other people, they make the other people find the same suspicious treatment for themselves. The plot of the story opens accident of Cándido Rincón, who is hit by the car of Delaney Mossbacher. Delaney Mossbacher is a middle-class, nature writer. Cándido is a Mexican, illegally living in the US. Candido gets badly injured. But, on being offered a nominal amount of twenty dollars, he is ready to reconcile with Delaney. The accident just puts a timely effect upon Delaney and he is soon able to resume his normal routine of life. His unshaken routine of life gets disturbed when a coyote comes rushing into their lawn and kills their pet. The act of coyote is linked with the Mexican immigrants living in Aroyo…...

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