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Love and Other Consolation Prizes

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Love and Other Consolation Prizes

Twelve-year-old Ernest Young, a half-Chinese orphan, is raffled off at the 1909 World’s Fair. The winning ticket belongs to the flamboyant madam of a high-class brothel, famous for educating her girls. There, Ernest becomes the new houseboy and befriends Maisie, the madam’s precocious daughter, and a bold scullery maid named Fahn. But as the grande dame succumbs to an occupational hazard and their world of finery begins to crumble, all three must grapple with hope, ambition and first love. 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.

Love and Other Consolation Prizes
by Jamie Ford

  • Publication Date: September 12, 2017
  • Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN-10: 0804176752
  • ISBN-13: 9780804176750