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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Lander Memorial Branch F Mbue Imbolo (Text) 22960001242873 Adult Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch FIC MBU (Text) 0530005850063 Adult Book Club Books Checked out 03/17/2021
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch FIC MBU (Text) 0530005850072 Adult Fiction Collection Checked out 03/13/2021
Calhoun - Main Library F MBU (Text) 30102100695269 Adult Fiction Available -
Cherokee - Gaffney Library F MBU (Text) 33636003152784 Adult Fiction Available -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch FIC MBU (Text) 30018004926263 Adult Fiction Available -
Fairfield - Main Library F Mbu (Text) 33116002471683 Adult Fiction Available -
Florence - Johnsonville Branch Mbue (Text) 33172005997711 Adult Fiction Available -
Florence - Main Library Mbue (Text) 33172005987837 Adult Fiction Available -
Harvin-Clarendon - Library F Mb (Text) 20809100077627 Adult Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780812998481
  • ISBN: 0812998480
  • Physical Description: 382 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2016]

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At the intersection of "Americanah" and "The Help" comes a riveting debut novel about two marriages - one immigrant and working class, the other from the top 1% - both chasing their version of the American Dream. In the fall of 2007, Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Their situation only improves when Jende's wife Neni is hired as household help. But in the course of their work, Jende and Neni begin to witness infidelities, skirmishes, and family secrets. Then, with the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, a tragedy changes all four lives forever, and the Jongas must decide whether to continue fighting to stay in a recession-ravaged America or give up and return home to Cameroon.
Subject: Cameroonians > United States > Fiction.
Immigrants > United States > Fiction.
Upper class > United States > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009 > Fiction.

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