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This is either a short story or a novella - I've seen it referred to both - around 94 pages (my copy).  I read it in two sittings.

 

The book is about a poor fisherman who finds a giant pearl and the aftermath.  I thought I knew what would happen but I didn't.  Superb writing and a great story with much in the way of poignancy, well worth reading.

 

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I'm near the end of East of Eden by Steinbeck. I've read about eight of his novels and they never fail to please. This one is on the list though it could be a while before I get round to it. 

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