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The Resource Behold the dreamers : a novel, Imbolo Mbue

Behold the dreamers : a novel, Imbolo Mbue

Label
Behold the dreamers : a novel
Title
Behold the dreamers
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Imbolo Mbue
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 wife 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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Summary
Call it a recession novel, or an immigrant tale -- both are true. In 2007, Manhattan-based Cameroonian immigrant Jende Jonga gets a job chauffeuring for Lehman Brothers executive Clark Edwards, easing the financial strain on his family. At first, all goes well, but problems in the Edwards' marriage lead to problems for the Jongas, and when Lehman falls, both families are caught up in the terrible aftermath. The Jongas -- at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder, fearing deportation -- have much more to lose than the wealthy Edwards family, but together provide a perspective on the accessibility (or lack thereof) of the American Dream, as well as a poignant look at globalization and immigrant life. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Theme
Pace
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • PEN-Faulkner Award, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10457264
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.B84
LC item number
B44 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Oprah's book club. 2017 selection
Target audience
adult
Label
Behold the dreamers : a novel, Imbolo Mbue
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes readers guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5868383
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
397 pages
Isbn
9780812987973
Lccn
2015011560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn986236611
  • (OCoLC)986236611
Label
Behold the dreamers : a novel, Imbolo Mbue
Publication
Note
Includes readers guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5868383
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
397 pages
Isbn
9780812987973
Lccn
2015011560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn986236611
  • (OCoLC)986236611

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