JRF’s #17 – The Pearl by John Steinbeck

August 21, 2012 0

The Pearl is Steinbeck’s retelling of a Mexican folktale and it is beautiful, engaging, and brutal.  It follows Kino, a poor, uneducated father, fisherman, and husband in Baja Mexico.  In a desperate attempt to earn enough money to save his infant son from illness, Kino finds the “pearl of the world”. […]