Published: August 9th 2016
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Genres: Mature/Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction, Mental Illness, Drug Abuse
Format: Hardcover Source: Publisher
My Rating: Read More »
Publication: October 4th 2016
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Chick-Lit
Format: eARC Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Africa is mystic; it is wild; it is a sweltering inferno; it is a photographer’s paradise, a hunter’s Valhalla, an escapist’s Utopia. It is what you will, and it withstands all in…
Publisher: Random House
Genres: Literary Fiction, Culttural
Format: ARC Source: Won
My Rating: 4 Stars
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 the Edwardses’ 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’ façades.
When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende’s job—even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.