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The Resource Behold the dreamers : a novel, Imbolo Mbue

Behold the dreamers : a novel, Imbolo Mbue

Label
Behold the dreamers : a novel
Title
Behold the dreamers
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Imbolo Mbue
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An immigrant working class couple from Cameroon and the upper class American family for whom they work find their lives and marriages shaped by financial circumstances, infidelities, secrets, and the 2008 recession
Summary
Call it a recession novel, or an immigrant tale -- both are true. In 2007, Manhattan-based Cameroonian immigrant Jende Jonga gets a job chauffeuring for Lehman Brothers executive Clark Edwards, easing the financial strain on his family. At first, all goes well, but problems in the Edwards' marriage lead to problems for the Jongas, and when Lehman falls, both families are caught up in the terrible aftermath. The Jongas -- at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder, fearing deportation -- have much more to lose than the wealthy Edwards family, but together provide a perspective on the accessibility (or lack thereof) of the American Dream, as well as a poignant look at globalization and immigrant life. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • PEN-Faulkner Award, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10457264
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mbue, Imbolo,
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cameroonians
  • Immigrants
  • Upper class
  • Families
  • Family secrets
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
Target audience
adult
Label
Behold the dreamers : a novel, Imbolo Mbue
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Oprah's Book Club, 2017 selection" --
  • Includes a readers' guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21088765
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
397 pages
Isbn
9780525509714
Lccn
2015011560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Behold the dreamers : a novel, Imbolo Mbue
Publication
Note
  • "Oprah's Book Club, 2017 selection" --
  • Includes a readers' guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21088765
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
397 pages
Isbn
9780525509714
Lccn
2015011560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

Library Locations

    • Adams Public Library - DecaturBorrow it
      128 S. 3rd St., Decatur, IN, 46733, US
      40.829571 -84.925321
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