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Cannery Row

Cannery Row

by John Steinbeck

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People didn't get the news of the party—the knowledge of it just slowly grew up in them. And no one was invited. Everyone was going.

We're starting to get the feeling that this isn't the community throwing a party for Doc; it's Doc throwing a party for the community. Makes sense. He brings them together, but he can't ever really be a part of it. No wonder he wipes away a single tear.

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