Cannery Row

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Penguin Books Limited, Sep 7, 2000 - Fiction - 176 pages
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In the din and stink that is Cannery Row a colourful blend of misfits - gamblers, whores, drunks, bums and artists - survive side by side in a jumble of adventure and mischief. Lee Chong, the astute owner of the well-stocked grocery store, is also the proprietor of the Palace Flophouse that Mack and his troupe of good-natured 'boys' call home. Dora runs the brothel with clockwork efficiency and a generous heart, and Doc is the fount of all wisdom. Packed with invention and joie de vivre CANNERY ROW is Steinbeck's high-spirited tribute to his native California.

Includes an introduction by Susan Shillinglaw, explanatory footnotes, as well as suggestions for further reading of acclaimed criticisms and references.

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User Review  - jenn88 - LibraryThing

This book was boring. All I could manage was a chapter at a time, pretty much. Steinbeck has a way with words so it wasn't completely bad. The book just describes the setting and characters, there's ... Read full review

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User Review  - bibleblaster - LibraryThing

I love this side of Steinbeck; not tightly plotted, but short, finely-drawn, warm but ruthless character studies and tales of the down and out who've found a home in the canning district of Monterey ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

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 published in Penguin Modern Classics.

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