Behold the Dreamers

Behold the Dreamers

作者 : Imbolo Mbue

出版社 : Penguin Random House LLC


定價 : NT 469

售價 : NT469



喀麥隆作家一鳴驚人的首部小說,企鵝藍燈書屋(Penguin Random House)出版社以七位數高價版權金買下!


Jende與Neni Jonga來自喀麥隆,為了更好的生活移民至美國。Jende擔任雷曼兄弟銀行合夥人Clark Edwards的司機,他的太太則提供Neni在夏季別墅的短期工作,幫忙照顧他們的兒子。另一方面,Jonga夫妻年幼的兒子由於在當地出生,而擁有美國籍。Jonga一家逐漸進入金融菁英的生活圈,他們簡直無法相信自己的運氣,以為在美國的生活終於出現曙光。



For fans of Americanah and The Lowland comes a debut novel about an immigrant couple striving to get ahead as the Great Recession hits home. With profound empathy, keen insight, and sly wit, Imbolo Mbue has written a compulsively readable story about marriage, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream. 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. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty-and Jende is eager to please. Clark's wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at their summer home in the Hamptons. With these opportunities, Jende 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' facades. Then the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Desperate to keep Jende's job, which grows more tenuous by the day, the Jongas try to protect the Edwardses from certain truths, even as their own marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.
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