The House Of Six Doorsby Patricia Selbert
Serena, at thirteen, leaves her home on the colorful Caribbean island of Curaçao and her beloved grandmother, Oma, when her ambitious, impulsive, and emotionally unstable mother takes her and her sister to the United States in pursuit of the American Dream. They drive from Miami to Hollywood, where their luck runs out and a 1963 Ford Galaxie becomes their first American home. Compelling and exotic, the narrative weaves together the hard realities of 1970s Hollywood and memories of an innocent past. The story is rich and tangy, filled with images from around the world. The timeless wisdom Serena’s grandmother imparted to her becomes the compass by which Serena navigates the unscrupulous world she confronts. Filled with brilliant and visceral characters from multiple countries that come to life and reveal themselves and their cultures, The House of Six Doors gives the reader an intimate look at the complexities of an immigrant’s journey and a young girl’s coming of age in a multicultural Los Angeles. A pageturner, this story is so distinct and intimate that it becomes universal and leaves the reader with profound insights.
"Intimate, at times lyrical, charged with pain and wonder, laughter and perennial hope, The House of Six Doors is terrific storytelling." Olga Rojer, Associate Professor, American University, Washington DC
"An honest tale of love, acceptance, and American dreams." --El Mundo
“If you feel as though the circumstances of your life are against you and you wonder whether this will ever change, this is a story that will fill you with hope.” --David Robert Ord, author, "Lessons in Loving, A Journey into the Heart"
“The book is about affairs of the heart, clashing cultures, courage and how we each deal differently with love and pain. ...there is a Hemingwayesque type of reportage to it…it’s satisfying.”--Michael Bowker, author, “Winning the Battle Within”
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- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)
- Age Range:
- 16 Years
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I devoured it in two days. It's a delicious journey, and left me inspired.