Cinelle Barnes’ first book is a painful and, at times, joyful memoir of her childhood.

1980s Philippines, the Gulf war and a disappearing family fortune – writer’s story of fantastic childhood

Cinelle Barnes’ powerful debut Monsoon Magic tells her riches-to-rags tale of growing up in Manila, an incredible story with its roots firmly planted in reality

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Cinelle Barnes’ first book is a painful and, at times, joyful memoir of her childhood.
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