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Cannery Row

Cannery Row

by John Steinbeck

Cannery Row Chapter 22 Summary

  • Meet Henri. He's not French, and he's not actually named Henri—but he is an artist.
  • He's also a boat-builder.
  • He's been building a boat for years and can't seem to finish it. It's small, but has everything you need.
  • He's had lots of girlfriends and a few wives, but eventually they leave because the place is too small and, uh, there's no toilet.
  • After his latest squeeze walks out, Henri has a really disturbing hallucination of a man cutting a baby's throat.
  • Completely freaked, he goes to talk to Doc about it. Doc doesn't want to hear word one about it, but a girl at his place says she'll go over and wait for the ghost with him.
  • It never comes back, but she becomes his newest honey.
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