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Author Mbue, Imbolo, author.

Title Behold the dreamers / Imbol Mbue.

Publication Info. Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  813.6 M459b 2016    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition Large print edition.
Description 605 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Physical Medium large print. rda
Series Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice
Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice.
Note "A novel"--Cover.
Summary 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.
Immigrants -- United States -- Fiction.
Upper class -- United States -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009 -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Global Financial Crisis (2008-2009) (OCoLC)fst01755654
Cameroonians. (OCoLC)fst00844768
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Family secrets. (OCoLC)fst01737651
Immigrant families. (OCoLC)fst01746411
Large type books. (OCoLC)fst00992678
Upper class families. (OCoLC)fst01162150
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 2008-2009
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
ISBN 9781410494412 (large print ; hardcover)
1410494411 (large print ; hardcover)

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