Monsoon Mansion: A Memoir

ISBN9781542046145
PublisherBaker & Taylor – GPS
PublishedOctober 30, 2018
Pages254
AuthorCinelle Barnes
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.25 Kg.
Height21.0 in.
Width14.0 in.
Depth2.5 in.

Monsoon Mansion: A Memoir

Cinelle Barnes

PAPERBACK

October 30, 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.

Get Monsoon Mansion: A Memoir by Cinelle Barnes and other memoir books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

Monsoon Mansion: A Memoir

Cinelle Barnes

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ISBN9781542046145
PublisherBaker & Taylor – GPS
PublishedOctober 30, 2018
Pages254
AuthorCinelle Barnes
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.25 Kg.
Height21.0 in.
Width14.0 in.
Depth2.5 in.

Synopsis

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.

Get Monsoon Mansion: A Memoir by Cinelle Barnes and other memoir books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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