Steinbeckâ€™s tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society, dependent on one another for both physical and emotional survivalPublished in 1945, Cannery Row focuses on the acceptance of life as it is: both the exuberance of community and the loneliness of the individual. Drawing on his memories of the real inhabitants of Monterey, California, Steinbeck interweaves the stories of Doc, Henri, Mack and his boys, and the other characters in this world where only the fittest survive, to create a novel that is at once one of his most humorous and most poignant works.
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A classic delight
Light and vibrant, this little gem is a selection from The Canon that is a pleasure to read. Charmingly narrated and short as can be, they don’t get any easier
Don’t miss it!
Long listen but excellent narration. Perfect for a long drive down up the California coast….