Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie FordRate this book. Write your own review! It's also compulsively readable. A heartwarming memoir of motherhood and adoption told through an African American lens. Reader Reviews.
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Sign up for our newsletters! What did you most connect with about the book? The story of how Ernest journeys from China to the U. What do you think it must have been like for Ernest to revisit those memories and get honest about his past? This book shows us how families and friendships can blossom in all environments. Ernest finds his family in a brothel. The book describes a familial world that existed among the prostitutes and staff who worked and lived at the Tenderloin.
The story goes back and forth in time, as did Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Her father is one of those, and she discovers to her astonishment that it is he who was the subject of a article she found about a young boy auctioned off at the Fair. Ernest explains to Juju that he left China as a 5-year-old during a time of war and famine. On the boat, he was put into a holding area with other children. One of the young girls, Fahn, was Japanese, first sold to China, and now being sold again.
The following version of this book was used to create the guide: Ford, Jamie. Love and Other Consolation Prizes. Penguin Random House, Ernest, the son of a white missionary and a Chinese mother, was born in rural China. As a child, Ernest becomes traumatized after seeing his mother suffocate his baby sister out of desperate poverty in a patriarchal world. After watching his baby sister die, Ernest develops a sympathy for all downtrodden girls and women--a sympathy that persists throughout his life.
Discussion Questions. Love and Other Consolation Prizes. by Jamie Ford. 1. What did you most connect with about the book? 2. Let's start at.
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The story of Ernest starts off on a very sad note. The early suffrage movements in the United States all took place in what were regarded as frontier territories in the West. Why do you think the trends of suffrage and vice emerged at the same time, in the same places like Wyoming, where women first got the vote in ? Those suffrage campaigns were often intertwined with religious movements. This book ultimately deals with prostitution.