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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
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 he is the one who is actually the prize. The half-Chinese orphan is astounded to learn he will be raffled off--a healthy boy "to a good home." The winning ticket belongs to the flamboyant madam of a high-class brothel, famous for educating her girls. There, Ernest becomes the new houseboy and befriends Maisie, the madam's precocious daughter, and a bold scullery maid named Fahn. Their friendship and affection form the first real family Ernest has ever known--and against all odds, this new sporting life gives him the sense of home he's always desired.But as the grande dame succumbs to an occupational hazard and their world of finery begins to crumble, all three must grapple with hope, ambition, and first love. 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. Against a rich backdrop of post-Victorian vice, suffrage, and celebration, Love and Other Consolations is an enchanting tale about innocence and devotion--in a world where everything, and everyone, is for sale
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Ford, Jamie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Seattle York World's Fair
  • Orphans
  • Raffles
Label
Love and other consolation prizes : a novel, Jamie Ford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Large Print first edition.
Extent
463 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525501237
Isbn Type
(softcover : large print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)970680914
Label
Love and other consolation prizes : a novel, Jamie Ford
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Large Print first edition.
Extent
463 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525501237
Isbn Type
(softcover : large print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)970680914

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