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The Resource Monsoon mansion : a memoir, Cinelle Barnes

Monsoon mansion : a memoir, Cinelle Barnes

Label
Monsoon mansion : a memoir
Title
Monsoon mansion
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Cinelle Barnes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
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
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10660264
Cataloging source
JDP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barnes, Cinelle
Dewey number
  • 959.904/8
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS686.616.B37
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barnes, Cinelle
  • Barnes, Cinelle
  • Barnes, Cinelle
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Women
  • Families
  • Coming of age
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Filipino Americans
  • Autobiography
  • Philippines
Target audience
adult
Label
Monsoon mansion : a memoir, Cinelle Barnes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Garden party -- Orchids in the morning -- Falling -- Common enemy -- Elma -- Gilded -- Forty days -- Mama, come back -- Desert of his mind -- Elvis face -- Jeepney joyride -- Creatures, great and small -- Library -- Aqua vitae -- Woman at the well -- Sleep now -- Election day -- Monsoon manifesto -- Not water, but whiskey -- No fisher of men -- Millennium -- the season of the Sun
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 235 pages
Isbn
9781542046145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1033411592
  • (OCoLC)on1033411592
  • 583940
Label
Monsoon mansion : a memoir, Cinelle Barnes
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Garden party -- Orchids in the morning -- Falling -- Common enemy -- Elma -- Gilded -- Forty days -- Mama, come back -- Desert of his mind -- Elvis face -- Jeepney joyride -- Creatures, great and small -- Library -- Aqua vitae -- Woman at the well -- Sleep now -- Election day -- Monsoon manifesto -- Not water, but whiskey -- No fisher of men -- Millennium -- the season of the Sun
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 235 pages
Isbn
9781542046145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1033411592
  • (OCoLC)on1033411592
  • 583940

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      34.305256 -84.067603
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