The Pearl Thief

by Noor Al Noaimi

Rating: 3 (1 vote)

Tags: Set in Bahrain Female author

The Pearl Thief

This is a lovely little short story about Hassan, a poor Bahraini islander, who finds himself in desperate circumstances. Driven by the need to take care of his aging parents, he embarks on the unthinkable; a pearl diving quest... when he can't even swim! But can Hassan be more than he is? Can he leave his world of poverty and being looked-down upon, to finally be someone in life and provide for his family? Or will he always be a poor man's son, destined to a life of destitution and struggle?


Read Around The World Challenge user profile avatar for Ellie
(1 week ago)
10 Apr, 2024
The English is a little stilted, but the story brings attention to an interesting, historic industry.

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