América : Spanish-Language Version of The Tortilla Curtain

T. C. Boyle

Sergio Gutierrez (Narrator)

12-01-07

15hrs 22min

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Fiction

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12-01-07

15hrs 22min

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Unabridged

Genre

Fiction

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“Comically and painfully he details the smug wastefulness of the haves and the vile misery of the have-nots.” Barbara Kingsolver, bestselling author

Topanga Canyon es el hogar de dos parejas cuyos destinos están a punto de chocar. El estilo liberal de vida de Delaney y Kyra Mossbacker les permite gozar de una existencia sencilla y placentera en una nueva comunidad privada. El es un escritor amante de la naturaleza, y ella una obsesiva agente de bienes y raices. Cándido y América Rincón son mexicanos ilegales que desesperadamente buscan alcazar el sueño americano mientras luchan por sobrevivir acampando a las orillas de un rio. Desde el momento en que aquel desafortunado accidente trae Cándido y Delaney en contacto cercano, estos cuatro y sus mundos opuestos se entrecruzan en lo que poco a poco se convierte en una tragicomedia de errores y malentendidos.

English translation: Topanga Canyon is home to two couples on a collision course. 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 Candido and Delany into intimate contact, these four and their opposing worlds gradually intersect in what becomes a tragicomedy of error and misunderstanding.

Praise

“Comically and painfully he details the smug wastefulness of the haves and the vile misery of the have-nots.” Barbara Kingsolver, bestselling author

“A compelling story of myopic misunderstanding and mutual tragedy.” Chicago Tribune

“A book to appreciate as we peer at the faces of strangers outside our windows and wall ourselves in.” Boston Globe

“La voz clara del narrador Sergio Gutiérrez hace el papel de cuatro personas que vienen de clases muy distintas. Interpreta los acentos de una manera real y con un tono que ayuda a distinguir entre los protagonistas. El narrador también transmite las emociones tensas entre las parejas compuestas por Delany y Kyra Mossbacker y Cándido y América Rincón. La primera pareja es americana y rica. Viven en su propio mundo a veces cínico y materialista. Todo cambia cuando sus vidas chocan literalmente con las de la pobre pareja de obreros mexicanos.” AudioFile

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Language Spanish
Release Day Nov 30, 2007
Release Date December 1, 2007
Release Date Machine 1196467200
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Literary Fiction
Author Bio
T. C. Boyle

T. C. Boyle is an American novelist and short-story writer. Since the mid-1970s, he has published eighteen novels and twelve collections of short stories. He won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1988 for his third novel, World’s End, and Frances’ Prix Médicis étranger in 1995 for The Tortilla Curtain. His novel Drop City, a New York Times bestseller, was a finalist for the 2003 National Book Award. He has also won the Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award, the Henry David Thoreau Prize, and the Jonathan Swift Prize for satire. He is a distinguished professor emeritus of English at the University of Southern California.

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Overview

Topanga Canyon es el hogar de dos parejas cuyos destinos están a punto de chocar. El estilo liberal de vida de Delaney y Kyra Mossbacker les permite gozar de una existencia sencilla y placentera en una nueva comunidad privada. El es un escritor amante de la naturaleza, y ella una obsesiva agente de bienes y raices. Cándido y América Rincón son mexicanos ilegales que desesperadamente buscan alcazar el sueño americano mientras luchan por sobrevivir acampando a las orillas de un rio. Desde el momento en que aquel desafortunado accidente trae Cándido y Delaney en contacto cercano, estos cuatro y sus mundos opuestos se entrecruzan en lo que poco a poco se convierte en una tragicomedia de errores y malentendidos.

English translation: Topanga Canyon is home to two couples on a collision course. 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 Candido and Delany into intimate contact, these four and their opposing worlds gradually intersect in what becomes a tragicomedy of error and misunderstanding.

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