Behold the Dreamers: A Novel

Behold the Dreamers: A Novel

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A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy

New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award • Longlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award • An ALA Notable Book


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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

Mbue’s prose is mostly straightforward and unadorned but her characters are complex, with contradictory motivations, which provide the story with depth and quiet power.

“Behold the Dreamers” is a capacious, big-hearted novel.

“Behold the Dreamers” suffers from a dearth of action, the Wall Street crash qualifying as the only exception, albeit one relegated to the background. Mbue partially compensates for this deficit by injecting the story with generous doses of suspense.

Book Details  

Publisher: Random House (August 23, 2016)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 416 pages

File size: 1.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: PEN/Faulkner Award 2017 winner

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