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The Resource Love and other consolation prizes : a novel, Jamie Ford, (large print)

Love and other consolation prizes : a novel, Jamie Ford, (large print)

Label
Love and other consolation prizes : a novel
Title
Love and other consolation prizes
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jamie Ford
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For twelve-year-old Ernest Young, a charity student at a boarding school, the chance to go to the Worlds Fair feels like a gift. But only once hes there, amid the exotic exhibits, fireworks, and Ferris wheels, does he discover that he is the one who is actually the prize. The half-Chinese orphan is astounded to learn he will be raffled offa healthy boy “to a good home.”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 madams precocious daughter, and a bold scullery maid named Fahn. Their friendship and affection form the first real family Ernest has ever knownand against all odds, this new sporting life gives him the sense of home hes always desired. 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 Seattles second Worlds 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. Against a rich backdrop of post-Victorian vice, suffrage, and celebration, Love and Other Consolations is an enchanting tale about innocence and devotionin a world where everything, and everyone, is for sale
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Ford, Jamie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.O737
LC item number
L69 2017b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Brothels
  • Friendship
  • Large type books
Label
Love and other consolation prizes : a novel, Jamie Ford, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
463 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525501237
Lccn
bl2017035892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • bl2017035892
  • 2059436
Label
Love and other consolation prizes : a novel, Jamie Ford, (large print)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
463 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525501237
Lccn
bl2017035892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • bl2017035892
  • 2059436

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