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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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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
1909, Seattle. At the World's Fair a half-Chinese boy called Ernest Young is raffled off as a prize. He ends up working in a brothel in Seattle's famed Red Light District and falls in love with Maisie, the daughter of a flamboyant madam, and Fahn, a karayuki-san, a Japanese maid sold into servitude. On the eve of the new World's Fair in 1962, Ernest looks back on the past, the memories he made with his beloved wife while his daughter, a reporter, begins to unravel their tragic past
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"--
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560693
Cataloging source
WWBK
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Ford, Jamie
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
  • Families
  • Brothels
  • Friendship
  • Chinese Americans
  • Orphans
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • United States
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
000060819186
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
348 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780749022808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987342490
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
000060819186
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
348 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780749022808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987342490

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