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Behold the dreamers : a novel

Author: Imbolo Mbue
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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2007. 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. Working as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers, he displays the punctuality, discretion, and loyalty that Edwards demands. Neni's temporary work at the Edwardses' summer home in the Hamptons means a brighter  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Domestic fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Imbolo Mbue
ISBN: 9780812998481 0812998480 9780812989847 0812989848 9780525509714 0525509712
OCLC Number: 906798285
Awards: Pen/Faulkner Award, 2017.
Description: 382 pages ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Longings of Jende Jonga
Responsibility: Imbolo Mbue.

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2007. 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. Working as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers, he displays the punctuality, discretion, and loyalty that Edwards demands. Neni's temporary work at the Edwardses' summer home in the Hamptons means a brighter future--until Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers' façades. As the financial world threatens to collapse, the Jongas become desperate. And as their marriage threatens to fall apart, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.

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