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Jigi - L'Espoir Details


Jigi has been trying to support his family by growing cotton, but one thing or another has reduced their merely impoverished status to one which is actually dangerous. When he borrows a mule from a fellow villager in order to get some farmwork done faster and the beast is stolen, he is in real trouble. It later turns out that the villager has a deal with his aunt to have it stolen from whatever desperate man he lends it to. He takes his sick son to the hospital in his cart, and two things lead him to consider suicide: his son's death and the theft of the cart. Just as he is about to shoot himself, an older son who left for a job in the city comes up to him with enough money to prompt him to entertain the demon of hope once again. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi