Format:
Book
Author:
Ford, Jamie, author.
Title:
Love and other consolation prizes : a novel / Jamie Ford.
Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Ballantine Books, [2017]
Description:
307 pages ; 25 cm
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subjects:
Families -- Fiction.
Brothels -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Brothels.
Families.
Friendship.
Genre:
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Fiction.
LCCN:
2017029513
ISBN:
9780804176750 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
0804176752 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
Other Number:
966946007
System Availability:
9
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
9
Control Number:
1045703
Call Number:
FORD
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
3
# System items in:
3