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Behold the dreamers / Imbol Mbue.

Mbue, Imbolo (author.).

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C.H. Booth Library - Newtown LP FIC MBUE (Text to phone) 34014139750013 Adult Large Type Available -
Killingworth Library Association LP FIC MBU (Text to phone) 33420145038304 Adult Large Type Available -
Milford Public Library MBUE Imbolo (Text to phone) 34013138343796 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
Ridgefield Library LP FIC MBUE (Text to phone) 34010142092120 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
 Tribute: Made possible through a generous legacy gift from Aline Lawrence
Thomaston Public Library LP FIC MBUE (Text to phone) 34020137769236 Adult Large Type Available -

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Summary, etc.: When Jende Jonga journeys to New York City from Cameroon in 2004 on a visitors' visa in hopes of obtaining a green card, he's sure his life will only improve. After saving up enough money to bring over Jende's wife, Neni, and six-year-old son, the family moves into an apartment in Harlem. Then Jende hits the jackpot in 2007 when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a wealthy Lehman Brothers executive. But working for the Edwardses isn't as cushy and above board as Jende expected. Clark's long hours at the office and frequent late-night "appointments" at the Chelsea Hotel raise red flags with his wife, Cindy. When Neni agrees to accompany the Edwards family to Southampton as a temporary nanny for their youngest son, she learns far more than she bargained for about Cindy's fragile mental state. Before long, the pressure of keeping what they know about Clark and Cindy -- and the threat of deportation -- becomes too much for the Jongas to bear, threatening the stability of their marriage and their ability to remain in a country they still can't call home.
Subject: Cameroonians United States Fiction
Immigrant families United States Fiction
Upper class families United States Fiction
Families Fiction
Family secrets Fiction
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009 Fiction
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Behold the Dreamers
Behold the Dreamers
by Mbue, Imbolo
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Behold the Dreamers

Imbolo Mbue was born in Limbe, Cameroon in 1982. She has been a resident in the U.S. for more than 10 years. She earned her B.S. from Rutgers University and an M.A. from Columbia University. She won the PEN/Faulkner Award for her novel Behold the Dreamers in 2017 which was also chosen by Oprah Winfrey to be in her book club. (Bowker Author Biography)


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