“There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon.”
Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect as the moon." With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security....
A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The Pearl explores the secrets of man's nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities of love.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BookConcierge - LibraryThing
This parable is a classic, and with good reason. Kino, Juana and their baby Coyotito enjoy a hard but satisfying life in their village. But they are "kept in place" by the Europeans who run the town ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing
The Pearl is a story I had not read since my school days. It's funny, I remembered it as an "island story" but it's really set in Mexico. And man, is it a tragic tale. The end is just too darn sad ... Read full review