The Tortilla Curtain - T.C. Boyle - A Short Summary & Review

A short summary of The Tortilla Curtain:

The lives of Topanga Canyon.

My favorite T.C. Boyle quote from the book:

"Get complacent, and you become a statistic."

Questions to ponder while reading The Tortilla Curtain:

What is a criminal?

Is immigration truly worth it?

My review of The Tortilla Curtain:

A haunting story.

It will make you question your biases.

This book was released in 1995 and the story is still relevant today. 

 How, after almost 25 years are we still in the same place?


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