The Tortilla Curtain is a novel by T. C. Boyle dealing with issues of immigration, class, racism and environmentalism. The novel recounts the lives and interactions between two couples in very different situations: the illegal Mexican immigrants, Candido and America, and the middle-class citizens, Delaney and Kyra. The novel recounts the immigrants' struggles with poverty and Delaney's gated community's fear of immigrants. In the end, Delaney confronts Candido, their house is swept away in a landslide, killing their daughter and Candido helps Delaney out of a river.
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