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Imbolo Mbue Author Event

06/09/2019 - 2:00pm

The Puyallup Library and Pierce County READS (Pierce County Library System's county-wide reading initiative)  welcome Imbolo Mbue to talk about her novel, Behold the Dreamers. For the audiobook version, click here. A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream. It's the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy. Behold the Dreamers won the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was named by The New York Times and The Washington Post as one of the notable books of 2016. It was also named as a best book of 2016 by NPR, Kirkus Reviews, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The novel also won the 2017 Blue Metropolis Words to Change Prize.

Imbolo Mbue is a native of the seaside town of Limbe, Cameroon. She holds a BS from Rutgers University and an MA from Columbia University. A resident of the United States for more than a decade, she lives in New York City.

Event address: 
Pioneer Park Pavilion
330 S Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98371
Behold the Dreamers: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525509714
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 26th, 2017

Behold the Dreamers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812998498
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Published: Random House - August 22nd, 2016