We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Cannery Row

Cannery Row

  

by John Steinbeck

Mack Timeline and Summary

  • Mack convinces Lee Chong to rent him the warehouse in the back of his store.
  • The gang moves in and gradually get the place all spiffy, with the help of a few found—or "liberated"—items.
  • Mack and the boys decide to throw Doc a party and fund it by going on a frog hunting expedition.
  • After they finally get Lee Chong's beat-up old car running, they're off to the country.
  • They return with frogs beyond their wildest dreams and a few good stories about almost burning down some guy's house.
  • Mack and the boys throw Doc a wild party. Problem is, Doc's not there to enjoy it.
  • After spending a while as social outcasts, they decide to try the whole party idea again. This time it's a success.
Advertisement