Love and Other Consolation Prizes

Love and Other Consolation Prizes From The Bestselling Author Of Hotel On The Corner Of Bitter And Sweet Comes A Powerful Novel, Inspired By A True Story, About A Boy Whose Life Is Transformed At Seattle S Epic 1909 World S Fair.For Twelve Year Old Ernest Young, A Charity Student At A Boarding School, The Chance To Go To The World S Fair Feels Like A Gift But Only Once He S 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 Off A 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 Madam S Precocious Daughter, And A Bold Scullery Maid Named Fahn Their Friendship And Affection Form The First Real Family Ernest Has Ever Known And Against All Odds, This New Sporting Life Gives Him The Sense Of Home He S 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 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.Against A Rich Backdrop Of Post Victorian Vice, Suffrage, And Celebration, Love And Other Consolations Is An Enchanting Tale About Innocence And Devotion In A World Where Everything, And Everyone, Is For Sale.

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  • Audio CD
  • 12 pages
  • Love and Other Consolation Prizes
  • Jamie Ford
  • 04 July 2017
  • 0525492585

10 thoughts on “Love and Other Consolation Prizes

  1. says:

    On one level, Jamie Ford s novels can be characterized as sweet, sad, tender love stories, where the main character is Chinese or half Chinese If you ve read anything at all about Ford, you know that his grandfather was Chinese I love that he honors his heritage with his stories But his stories arethan sweet love stories and tributes to his background they are stories of substance They reflect the history and society of the times of which he writes Prejudice, the importance of ident On one level, Jamie Ford s novels can be characterized as sweet, sad, tender love stories, where the main character is Chinese or half Chinese If you ve read anything at all about Ford, you know that his grandfather was Chinese I love that he honors his heritage with his stories But his stories arethan sweet love stories and tributes to his background they are stories of substance They reflect the history and society of the times of which he writes Prejudice, the importance of identity, fitting in, what family means, no matter how unconventional it may be at times I wanted to read his latest book because I was so taken with his storytelling in his first two novels I also remember reading or hearing an interview with Ford who talked about the seed...

  2. says:

    My theory, Maisie said, is that the best, worst, happiest, saddest, scariest, and most memorable moments are all connected Those are the important times, good and bad The rest is just filler For Ernest Young, born Yung Kun ai in China just before the start of the 20th century, some of the worst and saddest moments in his life came at a very young age At five years old, the illegitimate son of a white missionary and a Chinese woman, he and his mother know abject poverty, which causes his My theory, Maisie said, is that the best, worst, happiest, s...

  3. says:

    4.5 Stars Another engrossing and heartfelt story by Jamie Ford It s 1902 China when we first meet Yung Kun ai aka Ernest Young who at age five has just witnessed anOMGhorrific act by his starving, destitute mother before leaving him with her only possession.a metal hairpin.to meet up with a stranger and be shipped off to America.Aboard ship in the cargo hold, we learn the caring ways of young Ernest, witness his soft hearted soul and see his smart as a whip brain in action as it save 4.5 Stars Another engrossing and heartfelt story by Jamie Ford It s 1902 China when we first meet Yung Kun ai aka Ernest Young who at age five has just witnessed anOMGhorrific act by his starving, destitute mother before leaving him with her only possession.a metal hairpin.to meet up with a stranger and be shipped off to America.Aboard ship in the cargo hold, we learn the caring ways of young Ernest, witness his soft hearted soul and see his smart as a whip brain in action as it saves his life and gives him a name at Dead Man s Bay.and that s just the beginning of his tumultuous life.before his lonely life in boarding school.before his shocking surprise of being raffled off at the 1909 Seattle World s Fair.and before meeting his unusual new family.As LOVE AND OTHER CONSOLATION PRIZES shifts storylines between a young Ernest in the early 1900 s and a grown Ernest in the 1960 s, we get to meet all the very special.and color...

  4. says:

    The year is 1909, Seattle s World Fair, and a young boy, Ernest is being auctioned off to the winning ticket holder Used to adversity, since being given away by his mother, sent on a ship where he almost dies Then under the patronage of the wealthy Mrs Irvin, sent to a boarding school, where he was the but of jokes, and an outcast Now he finds h...

  5. says:

    This was a beautiful heartfelt novel based on the true story of a 12 year old boy who was raffled off as the prize at the 1909 Seattle World s Fair This story starts with the boys beginning, in China, his journey and arrival to America, and his growing up in a brothel where he fell in love with two different young girls The story takes us back and forth from 1909 to the early 1960 s, from him as that young boy to a older man with adult children and how his love for these two young girls from t This was a beautiful heartfelt novel based on the true story of a 12 year old boy who was raffled off as the prize at the 1909 Seattle World s Fair This story starts with the boys beginning, in China, his journey and arrival to America, and his growing up in a brothel where he fell in love with two different young girls The story takes us back and forth from 1909 to the early 1960 s, from him as that young boy to a older man with adult children and how his love for these two young girls from the...

  6. says:

    I really enjoyed this book that was inspired by a true story involving an orphaned half Chinese boy I ve always been drawn to stories involving orphans and their unique perspectives on life One of the settings is the World s Fair in Seattle and I can t resist anything involving ferris wheels and space needles Ernest Young clings to his mother s hairpin, the only remnant he has to remind him of his mother who has given him away He endures a horrific boat ride to America where he finds himself I really enjoyed this book that was inspired by a true story involving an orphaned half Chinese boy I ve always been drawn to stories involving orphans and their unique perspectives on life One of the settings is the World s Fair in Seattle and I can t resist anything involving ferris wheels and space needles Ernest Young clings to his mother s hairpin, the only remnant he has to remind him of his mother who has given him away He endures a horrific boat ride to America where he finds himself bounced from the poor house to a boarding school and eventually the prize in a raffle at the World s Fair It sounds so sad and it is, but Ernest is someone who makes lemonade out of lemons and he has plenty of lemons He only twelve years old, wh...

  7. says:

    NOW AVAILABLE In 1909, Seattle was the time and place for the Alaskan Yukon Pacific Exposition It broughtwelcomed exposure of the area, a relatively unpopulated area still, following the 1905 Alaskan gold rush, and the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition in Portland For Seattle, 1909 was a chance to have the attention of the world on their cityLove and Other Consolat...

  8. says:

    This is another well done historical fiction by Jamie Ford In 1962, the World s Fair is in Seattle Earnest, in his mid 60s, is looking back on his life His wife is suffering from a rare form of dementia Like Ford s other books, this one focuses on Americans of Chinese descent and employs a back and forth narrative between two different times Ford draws you into his story immediately It s always a bit of a shock what was considered acceptable in the old days Raffling off a child at the 190 This is another well done historical fiction by Jamie Ford In 1962, the World s Fair is in Seattle Earnest, in his mid 60s, is looking back on his life His wife is suffering from a rare form of dementia Like Ford s other books, this one focuses on Americans of Chinese descent and employs a back and forth narrative between two different times Ford draws you into his story immediately It s always a bit of a shock what was considered acceptable in the old days Raffling off a child at the 1909 World s Fair with the President pulling the winning ticket No problem And in case you doubt it could really happen, this episode is based on a true story Ford definitely has a gift He manages to combine a winning story with amazing characters This story describes how a family can be formed anywhere and love does triumph Ford describes how limited the choices are for those in the Tenderloin ...

  9. says:

    Leaving your mother at age five, going with a stranger, and living in the bowels of a boat to America was not something anyone would wish for a child but what was done back in 1909.Yung had to leave his mother because they both were starving, and her hope was for a better life for her son.When Yung got to America, his name was changed to Ernest, and he spent his first few years at a school where he was always the underling even though a rich woman, Mrs Irvine, was paying for his room and board Leaving your mother at age five, going with a stranger, and living in the bowels of a boat to America was not something anyone would wish for a child but what was done back in 1909.Yung had to leave his mother because they both were starving, and her hope was for a better life for her son.When Yung got to America, his name was changed to Ernest, and he spent his first few years at a school where he was always the underling even though a rich woman, Mrs Irvine, was paying for his room and board.One day Mrs Irvine told Ernest she was taking him to the World s Fair She didn t take him to enjoy it, but to be auctioned off in a raffle as a strong, healthy boy.Ernest ended up being won by the owne...

  10. says:

    I just had to read this as soon as I was approved for the ARC I read Songs of Willow Frost and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and really enjoyed both of them, I was hoping this book was another winner It is One of the first really good historical fiction reads of 2017, the characters that Mr Ford creates are so well developed, they are unique and yet relatable and believable The novel is written between dual timelines The first introduction into the book starts with Ernest s l I just had to read this as soon as I was approved for the ARC I read Songs of Willow Frost and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and really enjoyed both of them, I was hoping this book was another winner It is One of the first really good historical fiction reads of 2017, the characters that Mr Ford creates are so well developed, they are unique and yet relatable and believable The novel is written between dual timelines The first introduction into the book starts with Ernest s life in China and how his mother sold him because she couldn t take care of him He is boarded on a large ship destined for Seattle with many other boys and girls Many of them ended up as servants or other unpaid help The time is 1909 and Ernest ends up being raffled off at the Seattle World s Fair, hard to believe but the author states this is true The winning ticket holder is a Madame from the most well known house of ill repute and Ernest is treated very well He gets to know...

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