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Baker & Taylor
The battle for paradise becomes an epic struggle for a young Hawaiian chef when the greedy owner of a movie catering company tries to muscle in on the local, family-owned business in Honolulu. By the author of Moist. 35,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.

Blackwell North Amer
Welcome to sunny Hawaii, where the palm trees sway, the tropical breezes blow, and a gangland-style turf war is erupting. Joseph is one of the best chefs in Honolulu, but these days the opakapaka and ono aren't the only things heating up. When a TV producer flies to the islands to film a pilot, a fight-to-the-finish breaks out over who will cater the shoot. Will it be Joseph and his hotheaded Samoan uncle, who have held a monopoly on the catering business for years? Or Big Jack Lacey, a trash-talking, lap dance-addicted stroke survivor from Las Vegas and his milque-toast son, a young man who wants to be a missionary but doesn't know the position. As far as Joseph's family is concerned, this is an invasion on par with Captain Cook, only this time the mainlanders have to be stopped before paradise is lost.
With the Teamsters unwilling to take sides and the Sin City boys enlisting the services of an ecstasy-popping ex-Marine hit man, hope comes in the form of Francis, a gay TV-movie producer on a drug-crazed bender after a bad breakup.

Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2005
ISBN: 9780871138842
Characteristics: 321 p. ; cm


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