Love and Other Consolation PrizesBook - 2017
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Over 100 people showed up to hear bestselling author Jamie Ford speak at the Wheelock Branch on September 15th. Jamie read a short passage from his new book "Love and Other Consolation Prizes" and answered questions from the audience. One patron spoke passionately about how "Songs of Willow Frost" had been such an important book in his life. Another patron, almost in tears, spoke about how "… (more)
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This is Ford’s third historical novel, this time set in Seattle during the 1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition. Ford opens on the better remembered 1962 fair, and uses it to echo and reflect the main action of 1909. The plot was inspired by a fascinating newspaper clipping from the AYP Expo, advertising the fact that an orphan boy was one of the raffle prizes at the fair. The fate of the real boy is unknown, but in his novel, Ford imagines what might have become of a young half-Chinese boy named Ernest, whose winning ticket is sold to the madam of an infamous brothel. Raised in a Catholic orphanage, Ernest comes to the red light district as the temperance movement is surging in the city, and finds himself caught between the Japanese house girl, Fahn, and Madam Flora’s stubborn daughter, Maisie.
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