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The Resource Behold the dreamers, Imbolo Mbue

Behold the dreamers, Imbolo Mbue

Label
Behold the dreamers
Title
Behold the dreamers
Statement of responsibility
Imbolo Mbue
Title variation
Longings of Jende Jonga
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Imbolo Mbue's debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream tells the story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy
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
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.B84
LC item number
B44 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Behold the dreamers, Imbolo Mbue
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9780812998481
Lccn
2015011560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Behold the dreamers, Imbolo Mbue
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9780812998481
Lccn
2015011560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

Library Locations

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