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The Monkey Wrench Gang Summary
Edward Abbey

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The Monkey Wrench Gang Summary

Plot Summary

The Monkey Wench Gang, by Edward Abbey, is a novel that follows four characters through their adventures as they protest the destruction of the southwestern United States. Their adventures help all of them to discover who they really are and what they truly want in life.

On the surface, The Monkey Wrench Gang is a novel about four characters and their fight to protest the industrialization and destruction of the southwestern landscape. On reading the novel, however, one finds the novel is much more about the characteristics of mankind, and how their environment and experiences alter those characteristics. Doc Sarvis is a heart surgeon with a thriving medical practice whose wife has died. He has a physical and emotional relationship with a woman half his age, Bonnie Abbzug, and has seen an increase in cancer in his patients due to the industrialization of the southwest. Doc, in his...

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