Love and Other Consolation Prizes

Love and Other Consolation Prizes

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2017
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This is the unforgettable story of a young boy named Ernest, set during the 1909 Seattle World's Fair. It is a time when the magical wonders of technology on display at the expo make the future seem limitless. Ernest, a half-Chinese orphan charity student at a boarding school, 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 bold scullery maid. The friendship and love between these three 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 : Random House Audio ; [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2017]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2017, ©2017
ISBN: 9780525492580
0525492585
9780525492566
0525492569
Branch Call Number: CD FICTION For, 9 disc
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio
digital,optical
9 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Zeller, Emily Woo

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