T.C. Boyle's "compelling" (The Chicago Tribune) novel about assimilation and the price of the American dream
Topanga Canyon is home to two couples on a collision course. Los Angeles liberals Delaney and Kyra Mossbacher lead an ordered sushi-and-recycling existence in a newly gated hilltop community: he a sensitive nature writer, she an obsessive realtor. Mexican illegals Candido and America Rincon desperately cling to their vision of the American Dream as they fight off starvation in a makeshift camp deep in the ravine. And from the moment a freak accident brings Candido and Delaney into intimate contact, these four and their opposing worlds gradually intersect in what becomes a tragicomedy of error and misunderstanding.
T. C. Boyle is the author of eleven novels, including
World's End (winner of the PEN/FaulknerAward),
Drop City (a
New York Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book Award), and
The Inner Circle. His most recent story collections are
Tooth and Claw and
The Human Fly and Other Stories.