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Love and other consolation prizes : a novel, Jamie Ford

Label
Love and other consolation prizes : a novel
Title
Love and other consolation prizes
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jamie Ford
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A half-Chinese orphan whose mother sacrificed everything to give him a better chance is raffled off as a prize at Seattle's 1909 World's Fair, only to land in the ownership of the madam of a notorious brothel where he finds friendship and opportunities, in a story based on true events
  • Half-Chinese Ernest Young, a charity student at a boarding school, is astounded to learn he will be raffled off-- a healthy boy 'to a good home' -- at Seattle's 1909 World's Fair. The winning ticket belongs to the madam of a high-class brothel, famous for educating her girls. Ernest becomes the new houseboy and befriends Maisie, the madam's daughter, and a bold scullery maid named Fahn. They form the first real family Ernest has ever known. Fifty years later, in the shadow of Seattle's second World's Fair, Ernest struggles to help his ailing wife reconcile who she once was with who she wanted to be, while trying to keep family secrets hidden from their grown-up daughters
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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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560693
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ford, Jamie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.O737
LC item number
L69 2017
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
  • Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
  • Families
  • Brothels
  • Friendship
  • Orphans
  • Raffles
  • Chinese Americans
  • Orphans
  • FICTION
  • Brothels
  • Chinese Americans
  • Families
  • Friendship
  • Orphans
  • Raffles
  • Friendship
  • Family life
Target audience
adult
Label
Love and other consolation prizes : a novel, Jamie Ford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references,
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn966946007
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780804176774
Lccn
2017029513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)966946007
Label
Love and other consolation prizes : a novel, Jamie Ford
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references,
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn966946007
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780804176774
Lccn
2017029513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)966946007

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