Cannery Row
978 0 14 029296 1
Paperback 168 pages

In the chaos of Cannery Row a collection of misfits – gamblers, whores, drunks, bums and artists – live side-by-side. There is Dora, of the flaming orange hair, who runs the brothel with clockwork efficiency; Mack and his gang of good-natured losers, who inhabit the Palace Flophouse; Lee Chong, astute owner of the flophouse and of the fantastically well-stocked local store; Henri, the terrified painter; and Doc, the source of all wisdom and generosity in this marginalized community. Packed with adventure, mischief and the tough stuff of real life, Cannery Row is a high-spirited tribute to Steinbeck's native California.