Love and Other Consolation Prizes

Love and Other Consolation Prizes

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Half-Chinese Ernest Young, a charity student at a boarding school, is astounded to learn he will be raffled off-- a healthy boy 'to a good home' -- at Seattle's 1909 World's Fair. The winning ticket belongs to the madam of a high-class brothel, famous for educating her girls. Ernest becomes the new houseboy and befriends Maisie, the madam's daughter, and a bold scullery maid named Fahn. They form the first real family Ernest has ever known. 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.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780804176750
Branch Call Number: FORD, J
Characteristics: 307 pages ; 25 cm


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Inspired by a true story, an orphan boy is raffled off at Seattle’s 1909 World's Fair. He will now be the houseboy at a rather notorious brothel.

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