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Cannery Row Characters
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Meet your new international man of mystery. We don't know anything about Doc: what his real name is, why everyone calls him Doc, or what he's doing with all those babies in jars. Where was he befor...
Mack is the acknowledged leader of a group of bums who live at the Palace Flophouse and Grill. All we know about him before he moved to Cannery Row is that he had a wife, but things didn't work out...
Lee Chong owns a grocery store on the Row and he employs tons of family members there. Since everyone in town owes him money, he's kind of like the local banker. There are things about him that not...
If Cannery Row had a first lady, it would be Dora. As Mack says, "there is one hell of a woman" (23.63). At Doc's party, she gets the royal treatment: "Dora sat in a kind of throne, her orange hair...
With a name like "Henri," this guy is probably a French artiste who spends his time painting watercolors and eating baguettes, right?Nope.Henri isn't French, not actually named Henri, and, if we ca...
Hazel, Eddie, Gay, Hughie and Jones all live in the Palace Flophouse with Mack. Most of the time they're a unit, "Mack and the boys." They're like the opposite of a composite character: they're one...
The Old ChinamanThe old Chinaman walks through Cannery Row in the early morning and early evening, freaking everyone out. There's something creepy about him—is he death? God? He's obviously not j...