Love and Other Consolation Prizes

Love and Other Consolation Prizes

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2017
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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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Random House Audio, [2017]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780525492566
0525492569
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio,rda
digital,rda
9 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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