By Joy Neal 

Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford


February 22, 2018

Do you remember the Seattle World’s Fair? If you were anywhere near Seattle in 1962, you knew about it and probably attended. What if that was your second World’s Fair? In this latest novel by Jamie Ford, his main character, Ernest Young, looks back at his first experience at the 1909 Seattle World’s Fair where, as a boy, he was a raffle prize. That event would change his life forever.

In 1902 a five-year-old half Chinese boy named Yung Kun-ai boarded a ship for America. Yung’s mother couldn’t care for him any longer and had sold him into an unknown future. He, along with other Ch...

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