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Jeremy Papier, the new Alice Waters of the Vancouver food world, is fast becoming known for his radically rear-guard cuisine — tradition-steeped dishes that celebrate the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. His restaurant, The Monkey's Paw Bistro, is always fully booked, but, unfortunately, it's more an artistic triumph than a reasonably run business. Far too costly ever to turn a profit, it is kited by Jeremy on dozens of maxed-out credit cards. An old family friend, Dante Beale, owner of a worldwide chain of cookie-cutter coffeehouses, is willing to bail the restaurant out — for the price of sole control. It's a business proposition made in hell, one strenuously opposed by Jeremy's pretty young sous chef, the incorruptible, plainspoken Jules. Jeremy's problems deepen when his eccentric-academic father — a "participatory anthropologist" half Joseph Mitchell, half Joe Gould — loses himself among the homeless in Vancouver's Stanley Park. He lives as they do (he's especially adept at catching and roasting sparrows) and soon involves Jeremy in researching a "cold case" crime, the true-life murder of two children slain in the park in the early 1970's.

Timothy Taylor — the writer who "everyone in the Canadian literary community today is talking about" (Globe and Mail) — weaves together the disparate, brightly colored strands of his story with unerring skill and unflagging comic invention. Stanley Park, already a Canadian best seller, is a comic novel of the first order — and a memorable literary debut.

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"This delicious first novel must be savored." Toronto Globe and Mail

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"Your mouth waters as you read Timothy Taylor's first novel...In Stanley Park, he does for the restaurant business what John le Carré does for spying; he makes it alluring. And he does for food what Patrick Suskind does for perfume; he makes it exciting." National Post

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"Timothy Taylor writes straight, strong, unadorned prose...He's well in command of his material, writes great dialogue, keeps his story, yes, cooking. Stanley Park...thrums with a powerful sense of the city, urban surfaces as well as primal currents. Also food...textures and tangs, colors and sensations." Quill & Quire

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A love story wrapped in a murder mystery.

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rllaird, August 26, 2006 (view all comments by rllaird)
A joyful read, crafted well. Taylor will surprise you, make you laugh and wonder how some things could ever be so interesting. A bona fide treat.
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ISBN:
9781582432908
Author:
Taylor, Timothy
Publisher:
Counterpoint LLC
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Restaurants
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 17.5 oz

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Product details 432 pages Counterpoint Press - English 9781582432908 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This delicious first novel must be savored."
"Review" by , "Your mouth waters as you read Timothy Taylor's first novel...In Stanley Park, he does for the restaurant business what John le Carré does for spying; he makes it alluring. And he does for food what Patrick Suskind does for perfume; he makes it exciting."
"Review" by , "Timothy Taylor writes straight, strong, unadorned prose...He's well in command of his material, writes great dialogue, keeps his story, yes, cooking. Stanley Park...thrums with a powerful sense of the city, urban surfaces as well as primal currents. Also food...textures and tangs, colors and sensations."
"Synopsis" by , A love story wrapped in a murder mystery.
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