The Pearl by John Steinbeck--Gautami's 5th Book

Title: The Pearl
Author: John Steinbeck/Nobel Prize winner-1962
Genre: Fiction

ISBN: 0142000698

Publisher: Penguin Books 1976
Pages: 87

Rating: 4.5/5

I have read a few books before this by Steinbeck. As I liked those, I had to read The Pearl too. It is a very thin book compared to East of Eden. I finished it in around one hour yesterday. It appears simple in the surface but has a great message to convey.

Kino, a fisherman and Juana live in a brush house; have an infant son named Coyotito who is bitten by a scorpion. As they are poor, the doctor refuses to treat him. Juana had already sucked the poison out. However, they both secretly make a wish to find a Pearl.

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