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Love and other consolation prizes : a novel / Jamie Ford.

Ford, Jamie, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Bowen Island Public Library F FOR (Text) 30947000522629 New Books Volume hold Checked out 12/12/2017

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780804176750
  • Physical Description: 307 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (1909 : Seattle, Wash.) > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Brothels > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Raffles > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.

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