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Monsoon mansion : a memoir / Cinelle Barnes.

Barnes, Cinelle, (author.).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
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 -
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library 959.904 BAR (Text) 70741000151139 Adult Non Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781542046138
  • ISBN: 1542046130
  • ISBN: 9781542046145
  • ISBN: 1542046149
  • Physical Description: xii, 235 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little A, [2018]

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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.
Subject: Barnes, Cinelle.
Barnes, Cinelle > Childhood and youth.
Barnes, Cinelle > Family.
Mothers and daughters > Philippines.
Women > Philippines > Biography.
Families > Philippines > Biography.
Coming of age > Philippines > Biography.
Philippines > History > 20th century.
Dysfunctional families > Philippines > Biography.
Philippines > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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