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Behold the dreamers a novel
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Published:
[New York] : Penguin Random House, [2016].
Format:
CD audio book
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
10 sound discs (12 hr., 14 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Status:
Bordeaux - Adult Audiobook
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Description
A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream--the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy

New York Times Bestseller - Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award - Longlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award - An ALA Notable Book

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR - The New York Times Book Review - San Francisco Chronicle - The Guardian - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Chicago Public Library - BookPage - Refinery29 - Kirkus Reviews Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty--and Jende is eager to please. Clark's wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses' summer home in the Hamptons. With these opportunities, Jende and Neni can at last gain a foothold in America and imagine a brighter future.

However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers' fa ades.

When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende's job--even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.

Praise for Behold the Dreamers "A debut novel by a young woman from Cameroon that illuminates the immigrant experience in America with the tenderhearted wisdom so lacking in our political discourse . . . Mbue is a bright and captivating storyteller." -- The Washington Post

"A capacious, big-hearted novel." -- The New York Times Book Review

"Behold the Dreamers' heart . . . belongs to the struggles and small triumphs of the Jongas, which Mbue traces in clean, quick-moving paragraphs." -- Entertainment Weekly

"Mbue's writing is warm and captivating." -- People (book of the week)

" Mbue's] book isn't the first work of fiction to grapple with the global financial crisis of 2007-2008, but it's surely one of the best. . . . It's a novel that depicts a country both blessed and doomed, on top of the world, but always at risk of losing its balance. It is, in other words, quintessentially American." --NPR

"This story is one that needs to be told." -- Bust

" Behold the Dreamers challenges us all to consider what it takes to make us genuinely content, and how long is too long to live with our dreams deferred." -- O: The Oprah Magazine " A] beautiful, empathetic novel." -- The Boston Globe

"A witty, compassionate, swiftly paced novel that takes on race, immigration, family and the dangers of capitalist excess." -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Mbue is] a deft, often lyrical observer. . . . Her] meticulous storytelling announces a writer in command of her gifts." --Minneapolis Star Tribune

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ISBN:
9780147523099, 0147523095
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Title from vendor-supplied metadata.
General Note
Compact discs.
Participants/Performers
Read by Prentice Onayemi.
Description
At the intersection of "Americanah" and "The Help" comes a riveting debut novel about two marriages - one immigrant and working class, the other from the top 1% - both chasing their version of the American Dream. In the fall of 2007, Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Their situation only improves when Jende's son Neni is hired as household help. But in the course of their work, Jende and Neni begin to witness infidelities, skirmishes, and family secrets. Then, with the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, a tragedy changes all four lives forever, and the Jongas must decide whether to continue fighting to stay in a recession-ravaged America or give up and return home to Cameroon.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Mbue, I., & Onayemi, P. (2016). Behold the dreamers: a novel. Unabridged. [New York]: Penguin Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Mbue, Imbolo and Prentice. Onayemi. 2016. Behold the Dreamers: A Novel. [New York]: Penguin Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Mbue, Imbolo and Prentice. Onayemi, Behold the Dreamers: A Novel. [New York]: Penguin Random House, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Mbue, Imbolo., and Prentice Onayemi. Behold the Dreamers: A Novel. Unabridged. [New York]: Penguin Random House, 2016.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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