Cannery Row is a novel comprised of several vignettes which focus on the citizens of the cannery district in Monterey, California. The main thread of the novel follows the story of Mack and his friends, an unemployed but well-intentioned group of young men, as they attempt to plan a party in honor of Doc, a local benefactor. Their first attempt goes awry, but a heartfelt second attempt is successful in this classic exploration of people and place.

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