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ಱ Best new Behold the Dreamers (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel ಿ Kindle Author Imbolo Mbue ೪ ಱ Best new Behold the Dreamers (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel ಿ Kindle Author Imbolo Mbue ೪ An Best Book of August 2016 One of the greatest things a novel can do is to raise empathy in a reader Behold the Dreamers does that slowly and surely, as Mbue tells the story of Jende Jonga, his wife Neni, and their six year old son Jende has arrived from Cameroon, and after a stint working as a dishwasher he lands a job as the driver for Clark Edwards, an executive who is reaping a fortune at the soon to be doomed Lehman Brothers Jende is poor, living in Harlem, but with his new job he is able to move his wife and son to New Yorkhe feels he is on the fast track to his American dream Clark is rich, but has troubles of his own, and conversations in the carprivate ones between Jende and members of the Edwards family, talks overheard on cell phonesbegin to reveal these fissures In this wonderful debut novel, we watch events unfold for both families in ways that suggest the American dream might be fragile than advertised Mbue is a master of presenting a scene and allowing the reader to see between the lines the result is the thrill of feeling that, for one of those rare times, we might be able to accurately imagine what its like to be someone different from ourselves Chris Schluep, The Book ReviewAs a dissection of the American Dream, Imbolo Mbues first novel is savage and compassionate in all the right places The New York Times A fresh, engaging entry into the eternally evolving narrative of what it means to be an Americanand how human beings, not laws or dogma, define liberty Entertainment Weekly Even as Behold the Dreamers takes some dark, vicious turns, it never feels cheaply cynical, grounded as it is in the well imagined characters who try, through whatever means possible, to protect their families and better their lives USA Today In Imbolo Mbues sprightly debut songs of innocence and arrogance collide Vogue Imagine Lorraine Hansberrys play film A Raisin in the Sun with a Cameroonian cast of characters in early twenty first century New York City, and you may come up with something close to Behold the Dreamers, a poignant and bittersweet debut San Francisco Chronicle Behold the Dreamers just might be the most accessible novel Ive ever read Mbue does an admirable job of developing characters whose lives seem so heartbreakingly real that the pages of this book often seem like something of a confinement When you close the book, you will hear their pain You might feel them calling for you Los Angeles Review of Books The Help meets House of Cards meets the read thatll make you forget all about your morning commute.theSkimm Undocumented immigration, the widening gulf between rich and poor, and the thinly veiled racism of an avowedly post racial culture converge in this new generation of immigrants painful encounter with the American Dream The prose grows luminous The Christian Science Monitor Mbues outsiders perceptions of American lifeits stresses, its excessesare sharp Shes also shrewd on the disruptions that come with the Jongas leaving their native land for a dream that may be a delusion The Seattle Times An utterly unique novel about immigration, race, and classand an important one, as well BookPageA debut novel by a young woman from Cameroon that illuminates the immigrant experience in America with the tenderhearted wisdom so lacking in our political discourse The Washington Post Mbue writes with great confidence and warmth There are a lot of spinning plates and Mbue balances them skillfully, keeping everything in motion Behold the Dreamers is a capacious, big hearted novel The New York Times Book Review Mbues writing is warm and captivating People book of the week Mbue is a wonderful writer with an uncanny ear for dialoguethere are no false notes here, no narrative shortcuts, and certainly no manufactured happy endings Its a novel that depicts a country both blessed and doomed, on top of the world, but always at risk of losing its balance It is, in other words, quintessentially American.NPRMbues masterful debut about an immigrant family struggling to obtainthe elusive American Dream in Harlem will have you feeling for each character from the moment you crack it open In Style This story is one that needs to be told Bust Behold the Dreamers challenges us all to consider what it takes to make us genuinely content, and how long is too long to live with our dreams deferred O The Oprah Magazine A beautiful, empathetic novel Mbues narrative energy and sympathetic eye soon render commonplace ingredients vivid, complex, and essential At once critical and hopeful, Behold the Dreamers traces the political and economic systems that push individuals toward dishonesty, while also acknowledging the bad and affirming the good in their complicated personal choices The Boston Globe A witty, compassionate, swiftly paced novel that takes on race, immigration, family and the dangers of capitalist excess In her debut novel, Mbue has crafted a compelling view of twenty first century America St Louis Post Dispatch Behold the Dreamers reveals Mbue as a deft, often lyrical observer Her meticulous storytelling announces a writer in command of her gifts, plumbing the desires and disappointments of our emerging global culture.Minneapolis Star Tribune A revelation Mbue has written a clever morality tale that never preaches but instead teaches us the power of integrity Essence At once a sad indictment of the American dream and a gorgeous testament to the enduring bonds of family, Mbues powerful first novel will grip and move you right up to its heartfelt ending Shelf Awareness Mbue proves herself a clear eyed, unflinching storyteller, and Behold the Dreamers is a fearless, head on journey into the thorny contemporary issues of American exceptionalism Interview Magazine Gripping and beautifully told Good Housekeeping At once an ode to New York City and an elegy for the American Dream, Behold the Dreamers reads like a film, shuttling effortlessly between a Cameroonian chauffeurs Harlem and an investment bankers Upper East Side There are no heroes in this marvelous debut, only nuanced human beings A classic tale with a surprise ending, as deeply insightful as it is entertaining.Taiye Selasi, author of Ghana Must Go Mbues fantastic debut is much than an immigrant story, a tale of the 2007 financial collapse, or the intersections of the rich and poor in New Yorkits about how the American Dream can fail anyone, and whether hope can survive An empathetic, timely, and deeply welcome novel.J Ryan Stradal, author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest Eminently readable, deeply empathetic, and often humorous, Behold the Dreamers offers the stark reality of the American Dream as we rarely see it in fiction In its pages, Americans are made, fortunes are won and lost, and Americas flawed dream makers and its striving dreamers clash and come alive With forthright prose and unforgettable characters, Behold the Dreamers is a subversive delight.Shawna Yang Ryan, author of Green IslandImbolo Mbue would be a formidable storyteller anywhere, in any language Its our good luck that she and her stories are American.Jonathan Franzen, National Book Awardwinningauthor of Purity and Freedom Dazzling, fast paced, and exquisitely written, Behold the Dreamers is one of those rare novels that will change the way you see the world Imbolo Mbue is a breathtaking talent.Christina Baker Kline, 1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train Who is this Imbolo Mbue and where has she been hiding Her writing is startlingly beautiful, thoughtful, and both timely and timeless Shes taking on everything from family to the Great Recession to immigration while deftly reminding us what it means to truly believe in the American Dream.Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Awardwinning author of Brown Girl Dreamingand Another Brooklyn Its rare that a book is so fascinating, so emotionally compelling, and so beautiful that I literally cant put it down I picked Behold the Dreamers up one evening before bed I turned the last page at dawn It ruined the next day for meI wasnt much good for anything but a napbut it was worth every lost hour.Ayelet Waldman, New York Times bestselling author of Love and Treasure A beautiful book about one African couple starting a new life in a new land, Behold the Dreamers will teach you as much about the promise and pitfalls of life in the United States as about the immigrants who come here in search of the so called American dream.Sonia Nazario, author of Enriques Journey and winner of the Pulitzer PrizeAmong the spate of novels forged in the crucible of the previous decade, Mbues impressive debut deserves a singular place Realistic, tragic, and still remarkably kind to all its characters, this is a special book Kirkus Reviews starred review A fast paced, engaging read with an interesting cross cultural background Library Journal The Jongas are vivid, and the books unexpected endingand its sharp eyed focus on issues of immigration, race, and classspeak to a sad truth in todays cutthroat world the American dream isnt what it seems Publishers Weekly Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue Mar , Behold is an ownvoices book speaking about powerlessness behind immigration process and adjustment which different for every individual family that tries to immigrate USA Oprah s Book Club A Dreamers, her critically acclaimed debut novel, won PEN Faulkner Award Fiction was named The New York Times Washington Post as one of notable books Summary Study Guide BookRags includes detailed chapter summaries analysis, quotes, character descriptions, themes, Wikipedia ReadingGroupGuides Mbue compulsively readable novel marriage, immigration, class, race, trapdoors in American Dream, BEHOLD THE DREAMERS unforgettable story a young Cameroonian couple making new life Aug isn t satire, but it frequently caustic, can be unsparing depiction elite who didn see their very Donald Trump should While another author might have played imperative title sarcastically, Mbue, kind angelic annunciation hope, review impressive published th Estate To order copy RRP go bookshopeguardian or call Free UK pp over online orders only Reading Group Oprah Want deeper on pick Here are some questions topics discussion Immigration plays huge role this For Jongas, America place hope promise, where youImbolo Author Dreamers whose Notable About IMBOLO MBUE bestseller, DREAMERS, Fiction, Blue Metropolis Words Change Award, selection Home Facebook Acclaimed novelist impressed packed crowd at Old Dominion University Ted Constant Convocation Center, recounting incredible journey from leaving native Cameroon attending Ivy League university becoming best selling Limbe, She lives City In she became citizen Authors Unbound Named Year Best close dozen publications, has been translated into Vogue winning 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    • Behold the Dreamers (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
    • 4.1
    • 341
    • Hardcover
    • 401 pages
    • Imbolo Mbue
    • English
    • 16 November 2017

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