Monsoon mansion : a memoir / Cinelle Barnes.
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|Butler PL - Butler||921 BARNES (Text)||73174005035249||Adult: Nonfiction||Available||-|
|Newburgh Chandler PL - Downtown Newburgh||959.9048 BARNES (Text)||39206021539273||New Materials||Available||-|
|South Whitley Comm. PL - South Whitley||959.904 BARNES CINELLE (Text)||30402004633154||NEW NON-FICTION||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781542046138
- ISBN: 1542046130
- ISBN: 9781542046145
- ISBN: 1542046149
- Physical Description: xii, 235 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Little A, 
- Copyright: ©2018
Told with a lyrical, almost-dreamlike voice as intoxicating as the moonflowers and orchids that inhabit this world, Monsoon Mansion is a harrowing yet triumphant coming-of-age memoir exploring the dark, troubled waters of a family's rise and fall from grace in the Philippines. It would take a young warrior to survive it. Cinelle Barnes was barely three years old when her family moved into Mansion Royale, a stately ten-bedroom home in the Philippines. Filled with her mother's opulent social aspirations and the gloriously excessive evidence of her father's self-made success, it was a girl's storybook playland. But when a monsoon hits, her father leaves, and her mother's terrible lover takes the reins, Cinelle's fantastical childhood turns toward tyranny she could never have imagined. Formerly a home worthy of magazines and lavish parties, Mansion Royale becomes a dangerous shell of the splendid palace it had once been. In this remarkable ode to survival, Cinelle creates something magical out of her truth--underscored by her complicated relationship with her mother. Through a tangle of tragedy and betrayal emerges a revelatory journey of perseverance and strength, of grit and beauty, and of coming to terms with the price of family--and what it takes to grow up.
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