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Stanley Park

(2001)
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A young chef who revels in local bounty, a long-ago murder that remains unsolved, the homeless of Stanley Park, a smooth-talking businessman named Dante - these are the ingredients of Timothy Taylor's stunning debut novel - Kitchen Confidential meets The Edible Woman.

Trained in France, Jeremy Papier, the young Vancouver chef, is becoming known for his unpretentious dishes that highlight fresh, local ingredients. His restaurant, The Monkey's Paw Bistro, while struggling financially, is attracting the attention of local foodies, and is not going unnoticed by Dante Beale, owner of a successful coffeehouse chain, Dante's Inferno. Meanwhile, Jeremy's father, an eccentric anthropologist, has moved into Stanley Park to better acquaint himself with the homeless and their daily struggles for food, shelter and company. Jeremy's father also has a strange fascination for a years-old unsolved murder case, known as "The Babes in the Wood" and asks Jeremy to help him research it.Dante is dying to get his hands on The Monkey's Paw. When Jeremy's elaborate financial kite begins to fall, he is forced to sell to Dante and become his employee. The restaurant is closed for renovations, Inferno style. Jeremy plans a menu for opening night that he intends to be the greatest culinary statement he's ever made, one that unites the homeless with high foody society in a paparazzi-covered celebration of "local splendour."

Genre: Mystery

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June 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Stanley Park
Author(s): Timothy L Taylor
ISBN: 1-58243-207-4 / 978-1-58243-207-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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March 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Stanley Park
Author(s): Timothy Taylor
ISBN: 0-676-97307-8 / 978-0-676-97307-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf. Canada.
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Paperback Editions

September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Stanley Park
Author(s): Timothy Taylor
ISBN: 0-307-40092-1 / 978-0-307-40092-5 (USA edition)
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September 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Stanley Park: A Novel
Author(s): Timothy Taylor
ISBN: 1-58243-290-2 / 978-1-58243-290-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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December 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Stanley Park
Author(s): Timothy Taylor
ISBN: 0-676-97309-4 / 978-0-676-97309-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

April 2004 : Canada Audio CD
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Title: Stanley Park
Author(s): Betty Quan
ISBN: 0-86492-389-9 / 978-0-86492-389-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: BTC Audiobooks
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December 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Stanley Park
Author(s): Timothy Taylor
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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