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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
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 Edwards's 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' facades. 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
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Mbue, Imbolo
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Cameroonians
  • Immigrants
  • Upper class
  • Families
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Behold the dreamers : a novel, Imbolo Mbue
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
47478123
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
382 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780812998481
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225811023
  • (Sirsi) p225811023
Label
Behold the dreamers : a novel, Imbolo Mbue
Publication
Copyright
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
47478123
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
382 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780812998481
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225811023
  • (Sirsi) p225811023

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