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Perm LocPunxsy
TitleLove and other consolation prizes : a novel / Jamie Ford. First edition. Ed
AuthorFord, Jamie, author.
CollectionAdult Fiction
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Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780804176767 (ebook)
International Standard Book Number 9780804176750 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 813/.6 23
Other Classification Number FIC014000 FIC019000 bisacsh
Personal Name Ford, Jamie, author.
Title Statement Love and other consolation prizes : a novel / Jamie Ford.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Ballantine Books, 2017.
Physical Description pages cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
Summary, Etc. "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Friendship Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Families Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term FICTION / Literary. bisacsh
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Brothels Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Domestic fiction.