América: Spanish-Language Version of The Tortilla Curtain

By T. C. Boyle
Translated by Juan Fernando Merino
Read by Sergio Gutierrez

15.35 Hours 12/01/2007 unabridged
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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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Summary

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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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Author Bio: T. C. Boyle

T. C. Boyle is the author of more than a dozen novels, including Drop City, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and World’s End, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award. He has also written numerous short-story collections. He lives near Santa Barbara, California.

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Author Bio: Dinesh D’Souza

Dinesh D’Souza is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Hillary’s America and America: Imagine a World without Her. He is also a former White House domestic policy analyst and research scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. His other bestselling books include The Roots of Obama’s Rage, What’s So Great about America, and What’s So Great about Christianity.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 15.35
Audience: Adult
Language: Spanish