Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9780525492566 $40.00 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9780525492573 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2017
CD ISBN 9780525492580 $40.00 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9780525492597 $95.00
At the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle, a child was given away as a raffle prize. In this thoroughly researched audiobook, Ford imagines a life for that boy as a servant in Seattle's red light district and explores his relationships with two young women--the madam's daughter, Maisie, and a Japanese kitchen maid, Fahn. Narrator Emily Woo Zeller brings Yung Kim, later renamed Ernest Young, and a cast of diverse and colorful characters to life with her expressive performance. Parallel storylines explore Ernest's youth and his life in 1962, the year of the Seattle World's Fair. Zeller subtly alters her voice so that the characters seem to age but remain unique and identifiable. A passionate performance of a romantic story. E.C. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2017]
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