The Tortilla Curtain is a highly unique work by Coraghessan Boyle and can be considered to be one of her most monumental and best works. It has survived the test of time and has managed to stay alive in the rapidly increasing number of works of literature in the modern day world. Boyle has managed to weave an intricate plot in her book The Tortilla Curtain has brought forth a contribution to the world of literature the likes of which has rarely been seen before.
She has ventured into a realm where very few writers have the courage to put their pens to in light of the numerous intricacies that lie in the balance. The overall theme of the book revolves around the values of poor middle–class families who get involved in illegal immigration and experience xenophobia. The following paragraphs shall attempt to look into the hidden meanings and the apparent connotations that can be found in Coraghessan Boyle’s The Tortilla Curtain.