A Mansion on the Moon

A Guam Love Story

by C. Sablan Gault



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/24/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9781514427057
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9781514427040
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9781514427064

About the Book

Set in the turbulent period of Guam history, between the Spanish-American War and World War II, the lives and loves of three Chamorro women are told in vivid detail. A navy seaman leaves young Amanda de Leon broken hearted. For Sylvia de Leon Camacho, happiness ends too soon. Life teaches the level-headed Vivian Camacho that falling for an American serviceman is futile, like reaching for the moon. Cultural and racial prejudices magnify the distance. Trying to build a life with one is as impossible as building a mansion on the moon. Then a navy civil engineer comes into Vivian’s life.

About the Author

C. Sablan Gault was born in Guam, the daughter of a navy chief. She holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and began her writing career in advertising. She studied journalism and worked as a newspaper reporter, feature writer, and columnist. She then served as press secretary to a Guam governor, to a legislator, and to Guam’s delegate to the US House of Representatives. She also worked as a writer and researcher for a Guam political status education commission. She and her husband, David, a Vietnam-era Seabee, live in Agana Heights, originally called Tutujan. They have three children and six grandchildren.