Neville, a poor Jamaican boy working to buy his mother a dress, faces a difficult choice between his job and his sense of morality when he learns that the crabs he sells are being cruelly mistreated. Original.
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Nevilleâs father works in Jamaicaâs sugarcane fields, and while the family makes do, thereâs no extra money for Nevilleâs fondest wish: to buy his mother a pretty new dress. When Neville learns that the crabs he catches for pay are being mistreated, he must decide either to look the other way or protect the wildlife he loves and forget about buying a present for his mother. The Crab Man raises important questions about doing whatâs right in an uncertain world.