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Behold the dreamers : a novel / Imbolo Mbue.

Mbue, Imbolo. (Author). Onayemi, Prentice. (Added Author).

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Participant or Performer Note: Read by Prentice Onayemi.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Cameroonians New York (State) New York Fiction
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) Fiction
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009 Fiction
Genre: Audiobooks.
Domestic fiction.
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Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 0147523117
Behold the Dreamers
Behold the Dreamers
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Behold the Dreamers

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Mbue's debut novel weaves together the lives of two families living in N.Y.C. during the height of the Wall Street mortgage crisis in late 2008 and early 2009. Reader Onayemi powerfully renders the hopes and dreams of the Jongas-immigrants from Cameroon-and the private pain of the Edwardses-wealthy New Yorkers caught up in the scandal at crumbling financial giant Lehman Brothers. He brings effective nuance to the wide cast of characters of both genders across a broad spectrum of ages, ethnicities, and life circumstances. His reading of Cindy Edwards, who turns to drugs and alcohol as her workaholic husband develops a habit of meeting high-end prostitutes at a Manhattan hotel, is especially haunting. Onayemi's talent for bringing the complexities of the dialogue to life in audio is on full display. A Random House hardcover. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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