Behold the dreamers : a novel / Imbolo Mbue.
- First edition.
- New York : Random House, 
382 pages ; 25 cm
- Global Financial Crisis (2008-2009)
Cameroonians -- United States -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- United States -- Fiction.
Upper class -- United States -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009 -- Fiction.
- 2007. Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son.Working as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers, he displays the punctuality, discretion, and loyalty that Edwards demands. Neni temporary work at the Edwardses' summer home in the Hamptons means a brighter future-- until Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers' façades. As the financial world threatens to collapse, the Jongas become desperate. And as their marriage threatens to fall apart, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.
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