Jambalaya Club, Arcata, CA   Leave a comment

The Thomas Trail: every contact leaves traces

 

 

 

Jambalaya Club, Arcata, CA

Now, if I’m not mistaken, Jambalaya sounds a lot like Humbolaya! Do you think when Tom wrote Vineland he had in mind the Jambalaya Club in Arcata, CA?  And it’s no secret that John Ross, Tom’s friend from Humboldt County days, used Jambalaya Club as his de facto office, back in the day.

JAMBALAYA CAFE

Jambalaya Restaurant, 915 H Street, Arcata, CA

 

Jambalaya Restuarant sign

Jambalaya Restaurant, 915 H Street, Arcata, CA

 

Humbolaya

Vineland’s “Humbolaya”

 

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Posted March 19, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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