Barbara Kingsolver: "High Tide in Tucson"

Kingsolver finds that a hermit crab, stowed away in her luggage, acts as though there are tides in its new desert home. This is a curious thing, and she tries to figure out what it means both for the hermit crab and for her.

Ultimately, what does Kingsolver think of the hermit crab's behaviour? Is this is metaphor? Is it simply a good story with a good hook and resolution?

Discuss your answers in the forum at the end of this module.