By: Mbue, Imbolo

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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' fa├žades. 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.


Author Name: Mbue, Imbolo

Categories: General Fiction,

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperback: 2017

ISBN Number: 0525509712

ISBN Number 13: 9780525509714

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000039364