Cannery Row (Steinbeck "Essentials")

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9780140292961: Cannery Row (Steinbeck

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.

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Packed with invention and joie de vivre CANNERY ROW is Steinbeck's high-spirited tribute to his native California.

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Steinbeck, John
Published by Penguin Books, Limited (UK) (2001)
ISBN 10: 0140292969 ISBN 13: 9780140292961
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1

Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140292969

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