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    Imbolo Mbue

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Behold the Dreamers: An Oprah’s Book Club Pick

by: Imbolo Mbue

ende 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’ façades.

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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Imbolo Mbue is a native of Limbe, Cameroon. A resident of the United States for over a decade, she lives in New York City. In 2017, she won the PEN/Faulkner Award for her novel Behold the Dreamers.
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Behold the Dreamers August 23, 2016
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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.

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ISBN: 9780008237998
Publisher: 4TH ESTATE
Publish Date: 2017
Page Count: 382

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