THE Tortilla Curtain. By T.C. Boyle. About the Author. Born: December 2, 1948, in Peekskill, NY as Thomas John Boyle Changed middle name to Coraghessan @ age 17 Married + 3 kids. Education & Teaching Career. State University of New York at Potsdam, B.A. in English and History
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By T.C. Boyle
Relevant tidbits from an interview with Penguin Books.
Do you see The Tortilla Curtain as a political novel?
Critics and readers on both sides of the immigration issue had mixed reactions to The Tortilla Curtain. Why do you think the book generated so much controversy?
Do you think there is such a thing as the American dream? had mixed reactions to
As an epigraph to the book you use a quotation from had mixed reactions to The Grapes of Wrath. Did you have John Steinbeck's novel in mind when you wrote The Tortilla Curtain?
from, The Grapes of Wrath
Back to the original question… had mixed reactions to
As an epigraph to the book you use a quotation from The Grapes of Wrath. Did you have John Steinbeck's novel in mind when you wrote The Tortilla Curtain?
T.C. Boyle is well-known for his use of satire in his writings!
www.Webster.com + American Heritage Dictionary (2001)