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Love and other consolation prizes : a novel

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2017
"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.

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Genre: Domestic fiction.

ISBN:

  • 9780804176750
  • 0804176752

Edition: First edition.

Description: 307 pages ; 25 cm

LCCN: 2017029513

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Kingston, Maxine Hong — Chinese-American writers Jamie Ford and Maxine Hong Kingston explore universal human experiences in the light of particular Chinese and Chinese-American situations, using vivid and moving descriptions to portray intriguing and sympathetic characters. Kingston writes mainly nonfiction, while Ford writes historical novels. -- Katherine Johnson
Lee, Chang-rae — Asian-American authors Jamie Ford and Chang-rae Lee write character-driven novels about issues of displacement, assimilation, and identity. They employ vividly descriptive prose to develop a strong sense of place while keeping their characters at the center of the story. -- Katherine Johnson
Jen, Gish — While Jamie Ford writes historical novels and Gish Jen portrays contemporary situations and settings, both second-generation Chinese-Americans sensitively and realistically explore the emotional lives and daily challenges of their characters. -- Katherine Johnson
Kingsolver, Barbara — These authors' works are Moving, Romantic, and Bittersweet, and they share: the genre 'Historical fiction' and the subject 'Friendship'.
Blake, Sarah, 1960- — These authors' works are Romantic and Character-driven, and they share: the genre 'Historical fiction' and the subject 'World War II'.
Rosnay, Tatiana de, 1961-; Myrer, Anton — These authors' works are Moving and Character-driven, and they share: the genre 'Historical fiction' and the subject 'World War II'.
Tan, Amy; Bohjalian, Chris, 1960-; Wolff, Virginia Euwer — These authors' works are Moving and Character-driven, and they share: the genre 'Historical fiction' and the subject 'Friendship'.
Steel, Danielle — These authors' works are Moving, Romantic, and Character-driven, and they share: the genre 'Historical fiction' and the subject 'Friendship'.
Boyne, John, 1971- — These authors' works are Moving and Character-driven, and they share: the genre 'Historical fiction' and the subjects 'World War II' and 'Friendship'.

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★★★★★ Love and other Consolation Prizes

By Jellybean1979 on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:05:46

My first novel by this author and I absolutely loved it. I look forward to reading additional novels by this author. The story revolves around young Ernest. A boy who has lost everything and is trying to find a place to call home.

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