Translated from English by Vakhtang Chelidze
Danny becomes rich after inheriting two houses in the district of Tortilla Flat, an event that has shaped his future and his house turns into a daily meeting place for a group of adventure-seeking men.
Steinbeck begins Tortilla Flat with a summary: "This is the story of Danny and of Danny's friends and of Danny's house... This story deals with the adventures of Danny’s friends, with the good they did, with their thoughts and their endeavors. In the end, this story tells how the talisman was lost and how the group disintegrated.”
This is the book that brought Steinbeck’s first success and was later made into a movie in 1942.