Behold the dreamers
(Large Print)

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Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
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Large Print
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Large print edition.
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605 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
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English
ISBN
9781410494412 (hardback), 1410494411 (hardback)

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From Cameroonian Mbue comes a debut novel about two immigrants struggling to find their footing in a new world. 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 aboveboard 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. Mbue's reliance on overheard phone conversations to forward the plot makes for choppy reading, and the tenor of the Edwardses' rich-people problems is nothing new. But the Jongas are much more vivid, and the book's unexpected ending-and its sharp-eyed focus on issues of immigration, race, and class speak to a sad truth in today's cutthroat world: the American dream isn't what it seems.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Mbue, I. (2016). Behold the dreamers (Large print edition.). Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mbue, Imbolo. 2016. Behold the Dreamers. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mbue, Imbolo. Behold the Dreamers Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Mbue, Imbolo. Behold the Dreamers Large print edition., Thorndike Press, 2016.

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