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The Tortilla Curtain - Part 2, Chapters 1-2 (pages 143-183) Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapters 1-2 (pages 143-183) Summary

Delaney goes to the Acura dealer to get a new car. He is able to obtain one that looks like his stolen car, for four and a half thousand on top of the money from insurance. Kenny Grissom, the Acura salesman, tells him that auto theft happens all the time. He blames the Mexicans. Delaney thinks how much he dislikes Kenny Grissom.

Delaney drives his new car to an Indian restaurant, where he meets Kyra for lunch. They discuss their plan to build a new, taller fence in their back yard. Delaney wants to tell Kyra that losing his car has made him sad and angry and feeling resentment against Latinos. He feels like a victim. He just swallows his beer.

Outside the restaurant, as Delaney and Kyra wait for the Mexican valet attendant, Kyra notices a dog crying...

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