The Tortilla Curtain - Part 2, Chapters 7-8 (pages 230-257) Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapters 7-8 (pages 230-257) Summary

América waits for Candidó for an hour, feeling nervous alone on the street in Canoga Park. When Candidó returns, he has been beaten. He reports that all their money has been stolen. Candidó convinces América to go into a gas station and ask for the key to the restroom, because he is a bloody mess. Inside the bathroom, they both clean themselves.

Candidó walks América back toward their campsite. She does not realize where they are headed until they hit the busy road that separates the lower canyon from the upper canyon. América is furious with Candidó for failing to provide for her and the baby. Candidó jumps into a dumpster behind the Kentucky Fried Chicken, but América refuses to eat the chicken scraps he finds. She thinks that even...

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