Behold the Dreamers (Oprah’s Book Club) by Imbolo Mbue

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  • Title: Behold the Dreamers (Oprah’s Book Club)
  • Author: Imbolo Mbue
  • Category: Fiction
  • Date: August 2016
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9780812987973

 

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A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a younger Cameroonian couple making a brand new life in New York simply as the Great Recession upends the economic system 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 • BookWeb page • Refinery29 • Kirkus Reviews Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant dwelling in Harlem, has come to the United States to supply a greater life for himself, his spouse, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly consider his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior government at Lehman Brothers. Clark calls for punctuality, discretion, and loyalty—and Jende is raring to please. Clark’s spouse, Cindy, even affords Neni non permanent work at the Edwardses’ summer season house in the Hamptons. With these alternatives, Jende and Neni can finally acquire a foothold in America and picture a brighter future. However, the world of nice energy and privilege conceals troubling secrets and techniques, and shortly Jende and Neni discover cracks of their employers’ façades. When the monetary world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are determined to maintain Jende’s job—at the same time as their marriage threatens to collapse. As all 4 lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are pressured to make an unimaginable alternative. Praise for Behold the Dreamers “A debut novel by a younger girl from Cameroon that illuminates the immigrant expertise in America with the tenderhearted knowledge so missing in our political discourse . . . Mbue is a brilliant and fascinating storyteller.” — The Washington Post “A capacious, big-hearted novel.” — The New York Times Book Review “Behold the Dreamers’ coronary heart . . . belongs to the struggles and small triumphs of the Jongas, which Mbue traces in clear, quick-moving paragraphs.” — Entertainment Weekly “Mbue’s writing is heat and fascinating.” — People (e book of the week) “[Mbue’s] e book isn’t the first work of fiction to grapple with the international monetary disaster of 2007–2008, but it surely’s certainly certainly one of the greatest. . . . It’s a novel that depicts a rustic each blessed and doomed, on prime of the world, however at all times prone to shedding its steadiness. It is, in different phrases, quintessentially American.” —NPR “This story is one which must be informed.” — Bust “ Behold the Dreamers challenges us all to contemplate what it takes to make us genuinely content material, and the way lengthy is just too lengthy to dwell with our desires deferred.” — O: The Oprah Magazine “[A] lovely, empathetic novel.” — The Boston Globe “A witty, compassionate, swiftly paced novel that takes on race, immigration, household and the risks of capitalist extra.” — St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Mbue [is] a deft, usually lyrical observer. . . . [Her] meticulous storytelling publicizes a author answerable for her items.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune much less Random House Publishing Group ; August 2016 384 pages;

 

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