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Behold the Dreamers Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812998481
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Published: Random House - August 23rd, 2016

The thought-provoking debut novel by Imbolo Mbue, takes a humanistic approach to the challenges of immigration, the importance of family, class structure in America and Africa, and begs the question of what we need to be truly happy. Jende Jonga and his wife Neni move from Cameroon to New York in search of a better life and a chance to achieve the “American Dream.” As they struggle to obtain Green Cards and work towards American citizenship, Jende secures a job as a driver for Clark Edwards, a successful Wall Street executive, and Neni works for Clark’s wife Cindy as a housekeeper at their mansion in the Hamptons. However, less than a year later, the 2008 financial collapse induces stress on the Edwards’ finances and their marriage, exposing secrets and threatening Jende and Neni’s dreams. Jende and Neni must decide what happiness, success, and family really mean and what price they must pay to stay in America.