Originally Posted by pedro
Tortilla Curtain by TC Boyle.
He's always a treat.
Can't go wrong with Boyle, though I think he's a better short story writer than novelist. He seems to lose some creativity (his strongest attribute as a writer) when plot building.
Tortilla Curtain is a little heavy-handed on immigrant/alien story IMO. I'd be interested to hear your opinion once you finish.
And just for the hell of it, here's my favorite Boyle short story: Swept Away