How to Disappear

Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and Vanish without a Trace

Author: Frank Ahearn,Eileen Horan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762766735

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 8590

How to Disappear is the authoritative and comprehensive guide for people who seek to protect their privacy as well as for anyone who’s ever entertained the fantasy of disappearing—whether actually dropping out of sight or by eliminating the traceable evidence of their existence. Written by the world’s leading experts on finding people and helping people avoid being found, How to Disappear covers everything from tools for disappearing to discovering and eliminating the nearly invisible tracks and clues we tend to leave wherever we go. Learn the three keys to disappearing, all about your electronic footprints, the dangers and opportunities of social networking sites, and how to disappear from a stalker. Frank Ahearn and Eileen Horan provide field-tested methods for maintaining privacy, as well as tactics and strategies for protecting personal information and preventing identity theft. They explain and illustrate key tactics such as misinformation (destroying all the data known about you); disinformation (creating fake trails); and, finally, reformation—the act of getting you from point A to point B without leaving clues. Ahearn illustrates every step with real-life stories of his fascinating career, from undercover work to nab thieving department store employees to a stint as a private investigator; and, later, as a career “skip tracer” who finds people who don’t want to be found. In 1997, when news broke of President Bill Clinton’s dalliance with a White House intern, Ahearn was hired to find her. When Oscar statuettes were stolen in Beverly Hills, Ahearn pinpointed a principal in the caper to help solve the case. When Russell Crowe threw a telephone at a hotel clerk in 2005, Ahearn located the victim and hid him from the media. An indispensable resource not just for those determined to become utterly anonymous, but also for just about anyone in the brave new world of on-line information, How to Disappear sums up Ahearn’s dual philosophy: Don’t break the law, but know how to protect yourself.
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How To Disappear

The World's Number One Guide To Vanishing Without

Author: Frank M Ahearn

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857964453

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

View: 1497

What information about you is out there? Who might have access to it? What can you do about it? In this rapidly changing electronic world, your personal information is no longer your own. Online databases can sell your details to anyone who asks, and your phone records, internet usage, bills, warranties and even your rubbish can reveal more about you than you think. 'Disappearing' gives you the freedom to escape this intrusion. When you disappear, you create your own world and dictate its borders. It might be as simple as removing your details from the public record, or as complex as moving overseas without a trace. Here, you'll discover the tools you need to help you disappear, both online and in the flesh, and how to make sure you stay invisible. Packed with case studies and useful references, How to Disappear also provides practical advice on: • Disappearing from a stalker • Identity theft protection • Internet privacy • Living offshore and incognito
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How to Disappear

The World's Number One Guide to Vanishing Without

Author: Frank M. Ahearn,Eileen C. Horan

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 014320419X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

View: 600

What information about you is out there? Who might have access to it? What can you do about it? In this rapidly changing electronic world, your personal information is no longer your own. Online databases can sell your details to anyone who asks, and your phone records, internet usage, bills, warranties and even your rubbish can reveal more about you than you think. 'Disappearing' gives you the freedom to escape this intrusion. When you disappear, you create your own world and dictate its borders. It might be as simple as removing your details from the public record, or as complex as moving overseas – without a trace. Here, you'll discover the tools you need to help you disappear, both online and in the flesh, and how to make sure you stay invisible. Packed with case studies and useful references, How to Disappear also provides practical advice on: • Disappearing from a stalker • Identity theft protection • Internet privacy • Living offshore and incognito
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How to Disappear

Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and Vanish Without a Trace

Author: Frank A. Ahearn,Frank M. Ahearn,Eileen C. Horan

Publisher: Globe Pequot

ISBN: 9781599219776

Category: Reference

Page: 204

View: 6066

Presents advice on how to secure privacy and prevent identity theft, discussing strategies for removing information from public and Internet sources, creating false information trails, and protecting personal records.
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How to Be Invisible

Protect Your Home, Your Children, Your Assets, and Your Life

Author: J. J. Luna

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250015154

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 6800

"Fascinating... a regular field manual... meticulously researched and very entertaining." --G. Gordon Liddy A thoroughly revised and updated edition of the essential guide to preserving your personal security From cyberspace to crawl spaces, new innovations in information gathering have left the private life of the average person open to scrutiny, and worse, exploitation. In this thoroughly updated third edition of his immensely popular guide How to Be Invisible, J.J. Luna shows you how to protect your home address, hide your ownership of vehicles and real estate, use pagers with dumbphones, switch to low-profile banking and invisible money transfers, use alternate signatures, and how to secretly run a home-based business. J.J. Luna is an expert and highly trained security consultant with years of experience protecting himself, his family, and his clients. Using real life stories and his own consulting experience, J.J. Luna divulges legal methods to attain the privacy you crave and deserve, whether you want to shield yourself from casual scrutiny or take your life savings with you and disappear without a trace. Whatever your needs, Luna reveals the shocking secrets that private detectives and other seekers of personal information use to uncover information and then shows how to make a serious commitment to safeguarding yourself. There is a prevailing sense in our society that true privacy is a thing of the past. In a world where privacy concerns that only continue to grow in magnitude, How to Be Invisible, Third Edition is a critical antidote to the spread of new and more efficient ways of undermining our personal security. Privacy is a commonly-lamented casualty of the Information Age and of the world's changing climate--but that doesn't mean you have to stand for it. This new edition of J. J. Luna's classic manual contains step-by-step advice on building and maintaining your personal security, including brand new chapters on: - The dangers from Facebook, smartphones, and facial recognition - How to locate a nominee (or proxy) you can trust - The art of pretexting, aka social engineering - Moving to Baja California Sur; San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato; Cuenca, Ecuador; or Spain's Canary Islands - The secrets of international privacy, and much more!
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Playing Dead

A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud

Author: Elizabeth Greenwood

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476739366

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 6131

“A delightful read for anyone tantalized by the prospect of disappearing without a trace.” —Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake “Delivers all the lo-fi spy shenanigans and caught-red-handed schadenfreude you’re hoping for.” —NPR “A lively romp.” —The Boston Globe “Grim fun.” —The New York Times “Brilliant topic, absorbing book.” —The Seattle Times “The most literally escapist summer read you could hope for.” —The Paris Review Is it still possible to fake your own death in the twenty-first century? With six figures of student loan debt, Elizabeth Greenwood was tempted to find out. So off she sets on a darkly comic foray into the world of death fraud, where for $30,000 a consultant can make you disappear—but your suspicious insurance company might hire a private detective to dig up your coffin...only to find it filled with rocks. Greenwood tracks down a British man who staged a kayaking accident and then returned to live in his own house while all his neighbors thought he was dead. She takes a call from Michael Jackson (no, he’s not dead—or so her new acquaintances would have her believe), stalks message boards for people contemplating pseudocide, and gathers intel on black market morgues in the Philippines, where she may or may not obtain some fraudulent goodies of her own. Along the way, she learns that love is a much less common motive than money, and that making your death look like a drowning virtually guarantees that you’ll be caught. (Disappearing while hiking, however, is a way great to go.) Playing Dead is a charmingly bizarre investigation in the vein of Jon Ronson and Mary Roach into our all-too-human desire to escape from the lives we lead, and the men and women desperate enough to give up their lives—and their families—to start again.
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Soldier of Fortune Guide to How to Disappear and Never Be Found

Author: Barry Davies

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1626365210

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 6972

No matter if you’re being followed or stalked or need to get away as soon as possible, being able to disappear without a trace is something that you will need to know. Whether you’re an ordinary civilian or a military operative, having this skill is imperative to ultimate survival . . . and there’s nobody better at knowing how to vanish at a moment’s notice than a former SAS expert. Barry Davies has produced a solution to all of these problems and more with the Soldier of Fortune Guide to How to Disappear and Never Be Found. No matter the reason, Davies divulges the secret ways to disappear that only a military-trained soldier could know. Formerly serving in the British Special Air Service, Davies was trained in this secret art and will inform you of the many companies to call in order to erase all records, how to give false information, how to disappear in our social media environment, and much more. In this priceless guide, readers can learn how to protect themselves, their friends, and their families, all with the secret ways that Davies reveals. By following this model, one never has to feel unsafe or afraid ever again.
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How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found

Author: Sara Nickerson,Sally Wern Comport

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064410277

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8829

With a swimming medal, the key to a mansion, and a comic book about a half-man/half-rat as her only clues, a 12-year-old girl seeks the true story of her father's mysterious death four years earlier near an island in the Pacific Northwest.
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How to Disappear and Start a New Life

How to Get a Complete New Identity Legally, How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

Author: Raymond Phillips

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539713302

Category:

Page: 146

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How to Disappear and Start a New Life, How to Get a Completely New Identity, How to Delete yourself From the Internet My name is Raymond Phillips; I graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. After graduating, I went to work for a private security firm as an analyst and during my time there I was assigned to a big corporate client who was involved in some illegal activities and unfortunately I was exposed to their actual act of crime. Afterward, I found myself running for my own safety and had to disappear seven years ago. Just two years ago the issues were finally resolved as they got exposed by the law enforcement and that business entity no longer exists and I was able to reappear. I sacrificed five most valuable years of my life running from them. In those five long years I used many innovative methods to keep myself from everyone and was able to stay alive, and since I got back, I started a new business as a top notch privacy expert, I now work as a consultant for a few large multinational businesses. I started writing this book while I was away to help people that find themselves in similar situations for whatever reasons, but after writing a few chapters, I realized it would be impossible for me to publish it as I would leave enough paper trail which can jeopardize my own safety again. So I put the project on the back burner and forgot about it. Recently I was looking through some of the old files that I kept on a flash drive and found the file containing those chapters and decided to complete the book as I knew in my heart that this book could help some truly good and honest people to stay safe. But when reading through the files I realized how much have changed in last few years, so I deiced to rewrite the whole thing. This book is essentially two books combined into one complete guide. Originally my plan was to write the first book just on how to disappear from society while erasing all the trails and the second one all about how to start a new life, but then I decided since they go hand in hand why not combine them both so you can have one handy guidebook if you ever need to get away like I had to. Here is a preview of what you will learn: Reasons people disappear How to disappear with children 3 Most Important parts of disappearing Short term Vs. Long term disappearance The importance of Disappearance Steps to take for long-term disappearance Steps to take for short time disappearance 5 Ways to disappear for the short term 21 Top disappearing destinations in the world How to Throw out the 'Old you.' How to prepare yourself Essential items you need to pack How not to leave any trace behind How to cover your tracks Steps to take to start a new life How to protect your physical privacy and safety How to get a new identity legally 5 Ways to use your new identity 3 types of Ghosters How to find jobs in your new life How to find food while on the run How to do anonymous banking How to have financial privacy and security How to live under the radar How to wipe yourself from the Internet How to use the internet anonymously Hopefully, you never have to use any of this advice and ideas, but I am sure it will be a comfort knowing that in the event if you do see the need, you will know how to go about doing so.
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The Digital Hit Man

Author: Frank M. Ahearn

Publisher: Frank M. Ahearn the Digital Hit Man His Weapons for Combating the Digital World

ISBN: 0615595839

Category: Law

Page: 160

View: 665

The Digital Hit Man is the only book that teaches people how to create and use deception for the purpose of combating sites that violate your on-line privacy, be it scandalous information, negative information or the long-lost skeleton that digitally stepped out of the closet, now making your life miserable. The Tools of Online Deception: Digital DNA: Locating all of your online information and preparing for combat. Corp-Distort-Delete: Distorting your online accounts. The Pretext Solution: Pretexting website to remove your online information. Digital Distortion: Creating same name websites with different extensions and then stripping negative information and replacing it with positive or neutral information on your sites. Fake Digital Identities: Creating websites, blogs and social sites that all share your name. Photo Distortion and Photo Doubles: The utilization of fake photos. Propagation: Marketing the shit out of your online information. Total War: When all else fails, Total War means going head to head with the websites. The Digital Hit Man is written by the author of the bestselling book, How to Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and Vanish without a Trace.
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How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found

Author: Doug Richmond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780879472573

Category:

Page: 107

View: 459

Heavy-duty disappearing techniques for those with a need to know. This book tells you how to pull off a disappearance and how to stay free and never be found. It analyzes all the ways you could be found by whoever might be looking for you. How to plan & new I. D. for disappearance. Even Pseudocide to make your pursuers think you are dead.
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How to Find Out Anything

From Extreme Google Searches to Scouring Government Documents, a Guide to Uncovering Anything About Everyone and Everything

Author: Don MacLeod

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101617349

Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 5821

In How to Find Out Anything, master researcher Don MacLeod explains how to find what you're looking for quickly, efficiently, and accurately—and how to avoid the most common mistakes of the Google Age. Not your average research book, How to Find Out Anything shows you how to unveil nearly anything about anyone. From top CEO’s salaries to police records, you’ll learn little-known tricks for discovering the exact information you’re looking for. You’ll learn: •How to really tap the power of Google, and why Google is the best place to start a search, but never the best place to finish it. •The scoop on vast, yet little-known online resources that search engines cannot scour, such as refdesk.com, ipl.org, the University of Michigan Documents Center, and Project Gutenberg, among many others. •How to access free government resources (and put your tax dollars to good use). •How to find experts and other people with special knowledge. •How to dig up seemingly confidential information on people and businesses, from public and private companies to non-profits and international companies. Whether researching for a term paper or digging up dirt on an ex, the advice in this book arms you with the sleuthing skills to tackle any mystery.
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The Little Black Book of Skip Tracing

Creating Pretext, Mastering Social Engineering and Finding Anyone Anywhere

Author: Frank Ahearn

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781512079951

Category:

Page: 118

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Privacy Expert, Frank M. Ahearn took a short hiatus from his disappearing business and went undercover as a female skip tracer to see if he could locate people without breaking the law. Most of the pretext and social engineering tactics in this book are illegal. In non-technical language, that means do not be a dumbass and try this stuff at home, from work, on Skype, with a prepaid cell phone or through a psychic medium. If you are caught, utilizing these tactics some bad mojo will happen. That is my disclaimer. Excerpt from The Little Black Book Of Skip Tracing: I mentioned that another way to pretext a subject of a landline is to do so as a telephone repair employee. "Hi, this is Joe Momma from Dingle Falls Telephone Repair. I am working on the phone lines and your phone service might be disconnected for about five minutes. Fear not it will be immediately repaired." Some people are cool about it and others are huge dicks rambling off they need their phone service. Yea, yeah, yeah! I wait a few minutes and dial them back and when they answer, I hold down the pound button as it cranks out that unpleasant sound in their ear. I do this a few times, depending how much of a schmuck the subject was during the pretext call. After about five minutes, I call the subject back and explain all is fixed and there will be no interruption of service. Before I hang up, I hit them with the second part of the pretext. "I need you to confirm your building number and zip code." And "Please spell the name correctly." Note, I do not ask what the building number is but confirm the building number. By saying, confirm it automatically implies that I have the information. Most people fall for the pretext but there is always one unpleasant crayon in the box. "You work for the phone company, you should know my address" If someone were being a dick about confirming the information, I would ease out of the call and tell them no problem. From the multiple prepaid cell phones, I call the subject back using different voices and requesting various styles of pizza. The subject would soon realize that their phone number is crossed with the local pizza shop. I call the pain in the ass subject back and act as if I am calling the pizza shop to confirm all is well with their services. The subject usually blew their stack and blasted me for screwing up their phone line. This was a good thing. "Sorry but I am showing this line belonging to Pizza Haven. You will need to dial 611 and report the issue." This totally infuriated the subject. "You are repair, you broke it now fix it." My response was polite. "I would if I could but I can't. I show the number 867.5309 belonging to Pizza Haven on Broadway." Then came the roar! "No you moron my name is Kurt Duesterdick and my address is 1313 Webfoot Walk, Duckburg, Calisota. "My apologies, I will repair immediately." Pretext is like a prompt system, you need to create the right buttons to push.
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Blown to Bits

Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion

Author: Harold Abelson,Ken Ledeen,Harry R. Lewis

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0137135599

Category: Computers

Page: 366

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Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to-the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries-old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Can you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? Blown to Bits offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real-life stories. This book is a wake-up call To The human consequences of the digital explosion.
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How to Disappear from Big Brother

Author: Frank M. Ahearn

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781497524385

Category: Political Science

Page: 223

View: 5445

The book teaches you how to become a virtual entity in a world of corporate data collection and government spying, shows you how to disappear internationally without being traced, and explains how you can create cover stories, employment backgrounds, communicate without being traced, move money quickly from country.
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The Book Thief

Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780307433848

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 592

View: 9856

DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today
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Stealing the Network

How to Own a Shadow

Author: Johnny Long,Timothy Mullen,Ryan Russell

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080517759

Category: Computers

Page: 448

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The best-selling Stealing the Network series reaches its climactic conclusion as law enforcement and organized crime form a high-tech web in an attempt to bring down the shadowy hacker-villain known as Knuth in the most technically sophisticated Stealing book yet. Stealing the Network: How to Own a Shadow is the final book in Syngress’ ground breaking, best-selling, Stealing the Network series. As with previous title, How to Own a Shadow is a fictional story that demonstrates accurate, highly detailed scenarios of computer intrusions and counter-strikes. In How to Own a Thief, Knuth, the master-mind, shadowy figure from previous books, is tracked across the world and the Web by cyber adversaries with skill to match his own. Readers will be amazed at how Knuth, Law Enforcement, and Organized crime twist and torque everything from game stations, printers and fax machines to service provider class switches and routers steal, deceive, and obfuscate. From physical security to open source information gathering, Stealing the Network: How to Own a Shadow will entertain and educate the reader on every page. The final book in the Stealing the Network series will be a must read for the 50,000 readers worldwide of the first three titles Law enforcement and security professionals will gain practical, technical knowledge for apprehending the most supplicated cyber-adversaries
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Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life

A Former CIA Officer Reveals Safety and Survival Techniques to Keep You and Your Family Protected

Author: Jason Hanson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698196767

Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 3684

The New York Times bestseller that reveals the safety, security, and survival techniques that 99% of Americans don’t know—but should When Jason Hanson joined the CIA in 2003, he never imagined that the same tactics he used as a CIA officer for counter intelligence, surveillance, and protecting agency personnel would prove to be essential in every day civilian life. In addition to escaping handcuffs, picking locks, and spotting when someone is telling a lie, he can improvise a self-defense weapon, pack a perfect emergency kit, and disappear off the grid if necessary. He has also honed his “positive awareness”—a heightened sense of his surroundings that allows him to spot suspicious and potentially dangerous behavior—on the street, in a taxi, at the airport, when dining out, or in any other situation. In his engaging and empowering book Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Jason shares this know-how with readers, revealing how to: • prevent home invasions, carjackings, muggings, and other violent crimes • run counter-surveillance and avoid becoming a soft target • recognize common scams at home and abroad • become a human lie detector in any setting, including business negotiations • gain peace of mind by being prepared for anything instead of uninformed or afraid With the skill of a trained operative and the relatability of a suburban dad, Jason Hanson brings his top-level training to everyday Americans in this must-have guide to staying safe in an increasingly dangerous world. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Pearl

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101659815

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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“There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon.” Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect as the moon." With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security.... A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The Pearl explores the secrets of man's nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities of love. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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