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The Resource Love and other consolation prizes : a novel, Jamie Ford

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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Author
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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
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
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Love and other consolation prizes : a novel, Jamie Ford
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OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804176767
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2C165BC1-5CB8-4236-B3FE-884623C69478
System control number
(OCoLC)1002664229
Label
Love and other consolation prizes : a novel, Jamie Ford
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804176767
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2C165BC1-5CB8-4236-B3FE-884623C69478
System control number
(OCoLC)1002664229
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