Monsoon Mansion

Monsoon Mansion

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 ...

Author: Cinelle Barnes

Publisher: Little A

ISBN: 1542046149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Malaya

Malaya

From Cinelle Barnes, author of the memoir Monsoon Mansion, comes a moving and reflective essay collection about finding freedom in America. Out of a harrowing childhood in the Philippines, Cinelle Barnes emerged triumphant.

Author: Cinelle Barnes

Publisher: Little A

ISBN: 1542093309

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

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From Cinelle Barnes, author of the memoir Monsoon Mansion, comes a moving and reflective essay collection about finding freedom in America. Out of a harrowing childhood in the Philippines, Cinelle Barnes emerged triumphant. But as an undocumented teenager living in New York, her journey of self-discovery was just beginning. Because she couldn't get a driver's license or file taxes, Cinelle worked as a cleaning lady and a nanny and took other odd jobs--and learned to look over her shoulder, hoping she wouldn't get caught. When she falls in love and marries a white man from the South, Cinelle finds herself trying to adjust to the thorny underbelly of "southern hospitality" while dealing with being a new mother, an immigrant affected by PTSD, and a woman with a brown body in a profoundly white world. From her immigration to the United States, to navigating a broken legal system, to balancing assimilation and a sense of self, Cinelle comes to rely on her resilience and her faith in the human spirit to survive and come of age all over again. Lyrical, emotionally driven, and told through stories both lived and overheard, Cinelle's intensely personal, yet universal, exploration of race, class, and identity redefines what it means to be a woman--and an American--in a divided country.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Everyday People

Everyday People

... Summer in Igboland Cinelle Barnes, Monsoon Mansion: A Memoir adrienne maree brown, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds Austin Channing Brown, I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness Keah Brown, ...

Author: Jennifer Baker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501134951

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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“A delight and highly recommended.” —Booklist “Showcases the truth and fullness of people of color.” —Book Riot In the tradition of Best American Short Stories comes Everyday People: The Color of Life, a dazzling collection of contemporary short fiction. Everyday People is a thoughtfully curated anthology of short stories that presents new and renowned work by established and emerging writers of color. It illustrates the dynamics of character and culture that reflect familial strife, political conflict, and personal turmoil through an array of stories that reveal the depth of the human experience. Representing a wide range of styles, themes, and perspectives, these selected stories depict moments that linger—crossroads to be navigated, relationships, epiphanies, and times of doubt, loss, and discovery. A celebration of writing and expression, Everyday People brings to light the rich tapestry that binds us all. The contributors are an eclectic mix of award-winning and critically lauded writers, including Mia Alvar, Carleigh Baker, Nana Brew-Hammond, Glendaliz Camacho, Alexander Chee, Mitchell S. Jackson, Yiyun Li, Allison Mills, Courttia Newland, Dennis Norris II, Jason Reynolds, Nelly Rosario, Hasanthika Sirisena, and Brandon Taylor. Some of the proceeds from the sale of Everyday People will benefit the Rhode Island Writers Colony, a nonprofit organization founded by the late Brook Stephenson that provides space for speculation, production, and experimentation by writers of color.
Categories: Fiction

Sigh Gone

Sigh  Gone

His voice will grab you by the hand and remind you that, for many of us, childhood was really no laughing matter.” —Cinelle Barnes, author of Monsoon Mansion “A powerful memoir that proves the transformative power of music and ...

Author: Phuc Tran

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 9781250194725

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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For anyone who has ever felt like they don't belong, Sigh, Gone shares an irreverent, funny, and moving tale of displacement and assimilation woven together with poignant themes from beloved works of classic literature. In 1975, during the fall of Saigon, Phuc Tran immigrates to America along with his family. By sheer chance they land in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a small town where the Trans struggle to assimilate into their new life. In this coming-of-age memoir told through the themes of great books such as The Metamorphosis, The Scarlet Letter, The Iliad, and more, Tran navigates the push and pull of finding and accepting himself despite the challenges of immigration, feelings of isolation, and teenage rebellion, all while attempting to meet the rigid expectations set by his immigrant parents. Appealing to fans of coming-of-age memoirs such as Fresh Off the Boat, Running with Scissors, or tales of assimilation like Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Displaced and The Refugees, Sigh, Gone explores one man’s bewildering experiences of abuse, racism, and tragedy and reveals redemption and connection in books and punk rock. Against the hairspray-and-synthesizer backdrop of the ‘80s, he finds solace and kinship in the wisdom of classic literature, and in the subculture of punk rock, he finds affirmation and echoes of his disaffection. In his journey for self-discovery Tran ultimately finds refuge and inspiration in the art that shapes—and ultimately saves—him.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Measure of Belonging

A Measure of Belonging

Introduction / Cinelle Barnes -- A new normal South : Southern cooking by Indian American chefs offers refreshing ways to connect / Osayi Endolyn -- Foreign and domestic : on color, comfort, and crime in Miami / Jaswinder Bolina -- Face / ...

Author: Cinelle Barnes

Publisher:

ISBN: 1938235711

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A fierce collection of essays that tackle the question, "Who is welcome?" while also uplifting and celebrating the incredible diversity in the contemporary South, by twenty-one of the finest young writers of color living and working there. Essays in A Measure of Belonging: Writers of Color on the New American South, examine issues of sex, gender, academia, family, immigration, health, social justice, sports, music, and more. Kiese Laymon navigates the racial politics of publishing while recording his audiobook in Mississippi. Regina Bradley moves to Indiana and grapples with a landscape devoid of her Southern cultural touchstones, like Popeyes and OutKast. Aruni Kashyap apartment hunts in Athens and encounters a minefield of invasive questions. Frederick McKindra delves into the particularly Southern history of Beyonce's black majorettes. From the DMV to the college basketball court to doctors' offices, there are no shortage of places of tension in the American South. Urgent, necessary, funny, and poignant, these essays from new and established voices confront the complexities of the South's relationship with race, uncovering the particular difficulties and profound joys of being a southerner in the 21st century. With writing from Cinelle Barnes, Jaswinder Bolina, Regina Bradley, Jennifer Hope Choi, Tiana Clark, Christena Cleveland, Osayi Endolyn, M. Evelina Galang, Minda Honey, Gary Jackson, Toni Jensen, Aruni Kashyap, Latria Graham, Soniah Kamal, Frederick McKindra, Devi Laskar, Kiese Laymon, Nichole Perkins, Joy Priest, Ivelisse Rodriguez, and Natalia Sylvester.
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Raised by Wolves A Memoir

Raised by Wolves  A Memoir

names on the invite, I had expected a Mansion instead of a Monsoon. After the ceremony we all climbed up the steep incline to the little wooden building for finger sandwiches and home brew. It was definitely my style of wedding.

Author: Bill Comeau

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781257189199

Category: Humor

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The semi-true stories of the early days growing up in the small city of Haverhill, Massachusetts and the small towns of Danville and Hampstead, New Hampshire - in poetry, remembrances, and illustrations.
Categories: Humor

Memoir of the Survey of Travancore and Cochin 1816 1820

Memoir of the Survey of Travancore and Cochin  1816 1820

... interior by Mr. Vanspalls garden house , once an elegant mansion but now in a state scarcely habitable ; weather warm throughout . ... but is yearly innundated during the monsoon on this coast ; the weather - dull , and very warm .

Author: Survey of India

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:25550881

Category: Cochin (India : State).

Page: 98

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Categories: Cochin (India : State).

Lives of the Lindsays Or a Memoir of the Houses of Crawford and Balcarres

Lives of the Lindsays  Or a Memoir of the Houses of Crawford and Balcarres

In the course of the month , three others died of the same disorder , and the monsoon finished without the effects ... which were expressed in lively songs and facetious sallies , scattered frequent rays of mirth on our gloomy mansion .

Author: Alex Will Crawford Lord Lindsay

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z184800100

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Lives of the Lindsays or a Memoir of the Houses of Crawford and Balcares

Lives of the Lindsays  or  a Memoir of the Houses of Crawford and Balcares

In the course of the month , three others died of the same disorder , and the monsoon finished without the effects ... which were expressed in lively songs and facetious sallies , scattered frequent rays of mirth on our gloomy mansion .

Author: Alex. Will. Crawford Lindsay

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10070509

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