C. Sablan Gault Pens A MANSION ON THE MOON
A desire to share more knowledge and information about her culture and home island led author C. Sablan Gault to pen "A Mansion on the Moon" (published by Xlibris). In this debut fiction, she unveils a heartwarming love story that dissects the interplay between race and relationships.
Vivian is Chamorro, a native of Guam, the Pacific island taken by the United States after the Spanish-American War in 1898. Since then, the Chamorros have been governed by the Navy. In 1939, Vivian is 18. She is the daughter of an American sailor's love child and believes that falling for a sailor is as pointless as reaching for the moon. Then, a handsome young Navy engineer enters her life. Philip is an up-and-coming officer who comes from wealth and privilege, a man well above Vivian's station. But love does not recognize stations. Can it also conquer time and distance?
A narrative written in simple language, "A Mansion on the Moon" communicates the simple message of love's encompassing reach, beyond any color, label or social dictum. It highlights the bounty of the human heart as it relates historic details through three great wars and the rich, albeit less widely-known Chamorro experience in them.
An excerpt from "A Mansion on the Moon":
Vivian's smile took his breath away. The girl was not a great beauty, but her dark eyes and her warm smile were the most beautiful he had ever seen. As they clasped hands, something strangely warm and intimate crossed between them. Neither expected such a reaction, and neither wanted to let go. They did not acknowledge it outwardly, but both were perplexed. Vivian was the first to pull her hand away. She did so slowly.
"A Mansion on the Moon"
By C. Sablan Gault
Hardcover | 6x9in | 276 pages | ISBN 9781514427040
Softcover | 6x9in | 276 pages | ISBN 9781514427057
E-Book | 276 pages | ISBN 9781514427064
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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 U.S. 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.
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