Big Toe Joe: The Legend of Cannery Row


The adventures of Big Toe Joe Farallon, author John Steinbeck, and marine biologist Ed Ricketts.

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All legends have a beginning, and this tale is no different. That truth is stranger than fiction is not an unfamiliar truth when considering the vast open sea and those who traverse it. Who has not heard of the name of John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts? But who has heard the name of Joe Farallon? No account of this man or his deed exists in any source but this one. Read about Big Toe Joe in this chapbook written in the style of 18th Century Dime Store Novels and reflecting the time period of the early to mid 1900s. 47 pages, pamphlet stitched, dimensions: 5 in x 7.5 in (12.7 cm x 19 cm).

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