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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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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 seems limitless. 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 these three form the first real family Ernest has ever known"--
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
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10560693
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Ford, Jamie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.O737
LC item number
L69 2017
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
  • Families
  • Brothels
  • Friendship
  • Orphans
  • Raffles
  • Chinese Americans
  • Domestic fiction
  • Historical fiction
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Love and other consolation prizes : a novel, Jamie Ford
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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1 online resource (307 pages)
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9780804176767
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2C165BC1-5CB8-4236-B3FE-884623C69478
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Label
Love and other consolation prizes : a novel, Jamie Ford
Link
http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=2C165BC1-5CB8-4236-B3FE-884623C69478
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (307 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804176767
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2C165BC1-5CB8-4236-B3FE-884623C69478
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1002664229
  • (OCoLC)on1002664229
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