The Kite of Debt Despite critical acclaim, debt mounts as Jeremy strains to keep the restaurant afloat. In 1987 he returned to British Columbia. L56 Bookseller: , California, United States Biblio is a marketplace for book collectors comprised of thousands of independent, professional booksellers, located all over the world, who list their books for sale online so that customers like you can find them! Papier also endures conflict with his father, an anthropologist studying in Vancouver's , who draws him into investigating the in the park. Jeremy stood at the centre of his own diagram, the Professor thought. Possible ex library copy, thatâll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. His restaurant is always booked, and his Fraser Valley duck breast and Saltspring Island lamb are the talk of the local foodies.
Pity it is something less than a well-run business. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. But what lifted this book above mere entertainment for me, and put it into that realm of the Seleckys and the Atwoods, was how Taylor managed to combine his restaurant narrative and his anthropological narrative in such a fantastic conclusion at the end. Chef Jeremy Papier runs an up-and-coming restaurant in Vancouver -- a restaurant that's devoted to local food, and local atmosphere. Fellow foodies, keep in mind that this story is set well before the farm-to-table movement was in full swing. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program Very Good: A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition.
Even if my national allegiance lies with a New Yorker, my culinary tradition, weather, and regional tongue align with a Vancouverite. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. On the surface, Stanley Park is a simple, albeit fiendishly entertaining, story. This is a poweful début; expect to hear a lot from him. Born in Venezuela in 1963, he lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is currently at work on a second novel. Above is divided into balck and white scene of young child in woods, painting of foodstuffs on the other side. He subsequently served as a judge for the 2003 award.
Stanley Park isn't Crime and Punishment and doesn't pretend to be, even if the vocabulary is sometimes a little pretentious. The narrative is accelerated by the protag's father, an academic who loses himself studying the homeless of Stanley Park where the natural extremes of locavore living are the norm. Stanley Park: A Homeless Sanctuary In addition to this narrative thread resides a secondary story surrounding Jeremy and his father, a professor studying the homeless of Stanley Park. None of these things matter in the least. Size: Octavo standard book size. Guarded at first, but unfolding slowly, like the trees themselves.
It is a cosmopolitan, big city pushing to become an international, economic hub. Jeremy Papier is a Vancouver chef and restaurateur who owns a bistro called The Monkey's Paw. I don't care about the secondary characters, especially his father, who lives in a public park as part of an anthropology project on the homeless and is enigmatically remote and weird. Jeremy himself isn't a wholly uninteresting character though pretty much everyone else is. Bookseller: , Oregon, United States Washington, D. Stars are assigned as follows: 96-100% completion 90-95% completion 85-90% completion 70-84% completion 0-69% completion Inventory on Biblio is continually updated, but because much of our booksellers' inventory is uncommon or even one-of-a-kind, stock-outs do happen from time to time. Of course it's not perfect though I'm pretty darn close to thinking of it so -- the build up to Jeremy's financial meltdown lasts maybe a little longer than it should, and Benny shifts out of Jeremy's life rather quickly in the last third of the book -- but overall these are tiny, tiny niggles.
But somehow those weird characters, strange ideas and curious happenings turned into an enthralling read. Dust Jacket is fully intact but slightly worn at edges. But for this reader it felt very much like two plot lines jammed together without the necessary exposition making it clear why a murder mystery and foodie romance belong together. Bookseller: , Ohio, United States Alfred A. It's fun, but also hugely important, and while this might sound simple, too often these are hard things to achieve all at the same time. The quest for authenticity, for instance, isn't an easy one, either for fictional characters or real people. And I definitely, definitely do not care about the protagonist's devotion to local food.
This is where my you'll never be this good ever ever voice kicks in. I was rather put off by the way Jeremy interacted with the female characters also. And the whole thing feels like a pre-write. Very minimal wear and tear. It was the unsolved murder that drew me to the book to begin with, but there was so little about it in the book, and past the initial description of it apparently, this really is a cold case in Vancouver , what was there just didn't hold my interest very much.
The descriptions of food were lovely, but not visceral. Indulgent discussion of knife work, bordering on fetishism? His debut collection, Silent Cruise and Other Stories, will be published by Counterpoint in Fall 2002. It should do particularly well on the West Coast, where its political and culinary sensibilities will resonate Taylor will embark on a West Coast tour. He's head chef, and his good friend and potential romantic interest Jules Capelli is his sous chef, pastry chef, and restaurant partner in crime. And he does for food what Patrick Suskind does for perfume; he makes it exciting…Timothy Taylor has written a novel with a plot to return to, characters to remain with, and themes to think about.
But once that part was past, I really enjoyed the second half of the book. The binding is straight and tight. Papier also endures conflict with his father, an anthropologist studying homelessness in Vancouver's Stanley Park, who draws him into investigating the death of two children in the park. The quest for authenticity, for instance, isn't an easy one, either for fictional characters or real people. Reading the latter half of this novel was like watching one continuous panned shot of a sophisticated, culinary art film. The most successful parts of the book are around food, and take place in and around Jeremy's restaurant kitchen. Bookseller: , Michigan, United States Alfred A.