BookBrowse Reviews Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford

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Love and Other Consolation Prizes

A Novel

by Jamie Ford

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Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford
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    Sep 2017, 320 pages
    Paperback:
    Jun 2018, 336 pages

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Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet returns with a Seattle-based epic inspired by a true story.

Love and Other Consolation Prizes was read and reviewed by 22 BookBrowse members for First Impressions, 21 of whom gave it four or five stars, resulting in an impressive overall rating of 4.7.

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Jamie Ford's new novel, Love and Other Consolation Prizes, is a wonderful blend of historical fiction, coming of age and romance - with a smidgeon of mystery thrown in as well (Barbara Z). Based on real-life events, the plot centers on Ernest, the illegitimate son of a white missionary and a Chinese woman, as he tells his story to his adult daughter - a reporter who has uncovered that as a young boy her father was auctioned off at a raffle held at the 1909 World's Fair. Ernest's tale revolves around the madam who won him in the raffle and his life among the ladies of the night during a time when the women's suffrage movement was campaigning to shut down such houses of ill...

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