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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
  • Philippines
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Philippines
  • Coming of age
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Families
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Women
  • 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
Control code
on1033411592
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 235 pages
Isbn
9781542046138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1033411592
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
Control code
on1033411592
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 235 pages
Isbn
9781542046138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1033411592

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