Recounting how he escaped from smalltown Alberta to become an international art dealer and foreign aid worker, Pavlik Stooshnoff devotes most of his memoir to poetry in Lost in Place-with only tantalizing references to his brushes with the likes of King Juan Carlos, Roman Polanski, Jimi Hendrix, John Paul Getty II (whose life he saved), Diana Rigg (who lost £100 to him in a bet) and Katherine Hepburn (as her cook and chauffeur). It's from Romanov Publishing in Vancouver (604-632-9980)

[BCBW 2000]