I read this during the last 24 hour readathon and was touched by it's profoundly beautiful use of language, and the tragic look at how greed destroys a family and a small village.
This is the story of Kino and Juana a young family whose lives are uphended when they find a large pearl. When Kino goes to sell the pearl he is not offered a price he thinks is fair so he takes the pearl back, setting off a series of event s that lead to tragedy.
It's amazing how much story and emotion get packed into these few pages. I was enthralled by the characters and situations in this book and the fantastic writing.