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

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
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
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ford, Jamie,
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Seattle York World's Fair
  • Orphans
  • Raffles
  • Families
  • Brothels
  • Friendship
Target audience
adult
Label
Love and other consolation prizes : a novel, Jamie Ford
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21107393
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
463 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525501237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1003293626
  • (OCoLC)1003293626
  • .b17153918
  • (OCoLC)970680914
Label
Love and other consolation prizes : a novel, Jamie Ford
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21107393
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
463 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525501237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1003293626
  • (OCoLC)1003293626
  • .b17153918
  • (OCoLC)970680914

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