Want a Huge American Lit Experience?
February 22, 2009
Read these 3 thin interconnected books:
*Cannery Row (Steinbeck)
*Tortilla Flats (Steinbeck)
*Chicanery Row: a Panacea Fantasia; or, Mullet Roe (McElderry)
They are so high-octane with the beauty and importance of convivial, marginal America that you might be rocked hard.
They fit together yet they're each quite different from the others.
They're basically one story, stretched various directions and turned in the light.
And there's no irony or snark or high polish.
They're not hard reading neither. They're not showing off.
And they lead from yesterday right up to today.
The first two are available anywhere.
The third is readily available direct right here at OYB (in the Lit catalog section).
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