‘The American Dream comes at a high price’ – Imbolo Mbue on ‘Behold the Dreamers’

A powerful and timely story of marriage, class, race and the pursuit of the American Dream. Behold the Dreamers is a dazzling debut novel about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – and of what we’re prepared to sacrifice to hold on to them. Here Imbolo Mbue discusses her own first impressions of America, and how this influenced her novel.