Cannery Row / John Steinbeck ; with an introduction by Susan Shillinglaw.

By: Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968 [Author]Contributor(s): Shillinglaw, Susan [Author of introduction]Material type: TextTextSeries: Penguin classics | Penguin modern classicsPublication details: London : Penguin Books, 2000Description: 148 p. ; 20 cmISBN: 9780141185088Subject(s): American fictionDDC classification: 813.52 Summary: 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 fantastically well-stocked grocery store, is also the proprietor of the Palace Flophouse that Mack and his troupe of good-natured 'boys' call home. Dora, of the flaming orange hair and taste for Nile-green dresses, runs the brothel with clockwork efficiency. Doc, who owns the laboratory, is the fount of all generosity and wisdom. Everybody wants to do something nice for Doc: the trouble is, he always ends up paying.Summary: Packed with invention and joie de vivre, "Cannery Row" is Steinbeck's high-spirited tribute to his native California.
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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 fantastically well-stocked grocery store, is also the proprietor of the Palace Flophouse that Mack and his troupe of good-natured 'boys' call home. Dora, of the flaming orange hair and taste for Nile-green dresses, runs the brothel with clockwork efficiency. Doc, who owns the laboratory, is the fount of all generosity and wisdom. Everybody wants to do something nice for Doc: the trouble is, he always ends up paying.

Packed with invention and joie de vivre, "Cannery Row" is Steinbeck's high-spirited tribute to his native California.

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