Karen Tei Yamashita wrote the present complex hybrid society through the keywords of migration and media. Yamashita provided very even narrative chance to 7 various ethnic and racial characters who immigrated or have migrated to America. Her text transgresses not only parameters of space, but also boundaries of identities. The land masses of Mexico and South America are moving northward, pulled over southern California by the Tropic of Cancer of which latitude is marked by a single thread pulled by a single orange. The characters are quite unusual and hybrid, accentuated by Yamashita`s narrative strategy. Each protagonist tells her or his own story for each of the seven days of the novel. Seven protagonists have different racial identities and have vastly disparate experiences in the United States due to their age, gender, class, occupation and immigration history. The characters briefly meet, go their separate ways, and watch events unfold from their different vantage points, but all their paths inexorably lead them to one of two concluding events. The homeless massacre and wrestling match show Yamashita`s skepticism about the effectiveness of the media in galvanizing political action. She criticizes television viewers`` collective passivity and mindlessness that allow the media to supplant people`s agency. The permeable identities of characters parallel the increasing geographical distortions and shift in the strict grid that divide the United States from Mexico.