Such is the strength of Joe Saul's desperate longing for a child, that he feels as if a dark curse is upon him after three unfruitful years of marriage. Yet unbeknown to him, he is sterile. His young, devoted wife loves him so much that she secretly conceives the child of another man. Soon Joe discovers her deception.
John Steinbeck is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. His complete works will be available in Penguin Modern Classics.