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Love and other consolation prizes : a novel, Jamie Ford

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Love and other consolation prizes : a novel
Title
Love and other consolation prizes
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jamie Ford
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Language
eng
Summary
"Inspired by a true story, this is the unforgettable story of a young boy named Ernest, set during the 1909 Seattle world's fair called the Alaska Yukon Pacific Expo. It is a time when the magical wonders of technology on display at the expo future seems limitless. But for Ernest, a half-Chinese orphan who found his way to America through a last desperate act of his beloved mother, every door is closed. A charity student at a boarding school, he has never really had a place to call home. Then one day, his wealthy sponsor announces that if a home is what he wants, then that is what he will have: Ernest will be offered as a prize in the daily raffle at the fair, advertised as "Healthy boy to a good home for the winning ticket holder." The woman who "wins" him is the madam of a notorious brothel who was famous for educating her girls. He becomes a houseboy in her brothel and is befriended by the daughter of the madam, as well as a Japanese girl who works in the kitchen. The friendship and love between these three form the first real family Ernest has ever known"--
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Title
Love and other consolation prizes
Creator
Summary
Ford excels at historical fiction, especially set in the Pacific Northwest. In this tale, the reader follows the life of Ernest Young, experiencing the early 1900s in Seattle. He is raffled off in the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exhibition. The story then follows adult Ernest as the 1962 Seattle World's Fair opens. Rich with historical detail and touching on a time period not widely known (the wilds of Seattle's early days), this moving story comes together and draws the reader in. -- Alissa Williams for LibraryReads
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Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560693
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.O737
LC item number
L69 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Jamie Ford
Love and other consolation prizes : a novel, Jamie Ford

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