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The Resource Love and Other Consolation Prizes [electronic resource] : A Novel/

Love and Other Consolation Prizes [electronic resource] : A Novel/

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Love and Other Consolation Prizes [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Title
Love and Other Consolation Prizes [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Statement of responsibility
Jamie Ford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
-- Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet -- The Nightingale For twelve-year-old Ernest Young, a charity student at a boarding school, the chance to go to the World’s Fair feels like a gift. But only once he’s there, amid the exotic exhibits, fireworks, and Ferris wheels, does he discover that -- Love and Other Consolations -- — -- -- -- — -- —Jessica Shattuck, author of The Women in the Castle “All the charm and heartbreak of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet . .
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 seemslimitless. 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 thesethree form the first real family Ernest has ever known"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10560693
Cataloging source
BT
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Ford, Jamie
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
  • Century 21 Exposition
  • Immigrants, Chinese
  • Orphans
  • Multiracial boys
  • Fairs
  • Brothels
  • Immigrants, Japanese
  • Indentured servants
  • Prostitution
  • Love triangles
  • Family secrets
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Washington (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
Love and Other Consolation Prizes [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
THREE_M:nzbrp89
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780804176767
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Love and Other Consolation Prizes [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Publication
Control code
THREE_M:nzbrp89
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780804176767
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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