Title BEHOLD THE DREAMERS
Book Condition Good
Publisher Random House Trade Paperback 2017
0525509712 / 9780525509714
Seller ID RWARE0000039364
A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, rac e, and the trapdoors in the American Dream--the unforgettable story of a yo ung Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Rece ssion upends the economy New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award • Longlisted f or the PEN/Open Book Award • An ALA Notable Book NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The New York Times Book Review • San Francisco Chronicle • The Guardi an • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Chicago Public Library • BookPage • Refinery 29 • Kirkus Reviews Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the Unit ed States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their s ix-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck whe n he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Le hman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty--and Jend e is eager to please. Clark's wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses' summer home in the Hamptons. With these opportunities, Je nde and Neni can at last gain a foothold in America and imagine a brighter future. However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers' façades. When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende's job--even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.