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This book is about a pearl diver named Kino. He and his wife and son are a poor family. When his son becomes ill, Kino takes to the sea on a quest to find some way to save his son. He finds a magnificant pearl. Kino and his wife belive that they will be wealthly and live the rest of their lives in happiness, but when Kino visits the local pearl handlers, he feels the prices which they offer him are ludicrous and refuses to sell.
Kino takes his family and together they set out on a trip to Mexico City, where Kino believes he will get a better price for his astounding pearl. Due to the fact that the pearl dealers are so obsessed with Kino's pearl, they send a group of trackers after them. The trackers trap them partway up a rock face and one of the men shoots Kinos son, mortally wounding him. Kino and his wife return to their home on the beach and Kino throws the pearl back into the sea from where it came.
Kino, the protagonist, is a strong willed, if s...
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