The Tortilla Curtain

Part II Chapter 8

What do the words, “in the east, fall came in on a gust of Canadian” foreshadow? How does this change the


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Canada being a cold place represents a cold wind coming to warm L.A. It represents further turmoil for the Mossbachers as Delaney grapples with his latent racism that has re-surfaced since hitting Cándido as well as the family's internal struggles.