... 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 . . . . When the news of Kino's great find --- the "pearl of the world" --- spreads through the small town, no one suspects its power to deceive, to corrupt, to destroy. (back cover of book)
I love John Steinbeck, so I was excited to read yet another book by this author. The Pearl is an easy, quick reading Mexican folk tale that makes one reconsider how a great find can create a life changing experience. Centered around Kino, his wife Juana, and their infant Coyotito, the story describes the events following Kino's capture of a precious pearl. The young family's life changes drastically as they struggle to decide what to do with the treasure that is supposed to bring them good fortune. I enjoyed this book and recommend The Pearl to others.