"First published in 1947, John Steinbeck's parable is a literary jewel. Kino is a Mexican pearl-fisher in the Gulf of California. When he & his wife, Juana, have a baby, their joy is complete...until the infant is bitten by a scorpion. Kino finds a great pearl worth a fortune, far more than enough to pay the doctor needed to save the baby's life, but it brings only tragedy & evil to his family. A masterpiece of American literature."
ISBN: 0453008755 / 9780453008754
Author: John Steinbeck