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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: T. C. Boyle, Dinesh D’Souza Narrator: Sergio Gutierrez Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2007 ISBN: 9781455190003
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”

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About the Author

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.