When Delaney Mossbacher knocks down a Mexican pedestrian, he neither reports the accident nor takes his victim to hospital. Instead the man accepts $20 and limps back to poverty and his pregnant 17-year-old wife. But these two men are fated against each other, as Delaney attempts to clear the land of the illegal immigrants.
T. C. Boyle, geb. 1948 in Peekskill, New York im Hudson Valley, war Lehrer an der dortigen High-School und publizierte während dieser Zeit seine ersten Kurzgeschichten. Heute lebt er in Kalifornien und unterrichtet an der University of Southern California in Los Angeles Creative Writing.
T.C. Boyle has written twelve novels. His stories have been published in The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, The Atlantic, McSweeney's, and The Paris Review . He is a Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California.