Zeitoun Author Dave Eggers
ISBN-10 0307387941
ISBN-13 9780307387943
Year 2010-06-15
Pages 368
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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The true story of one family caught between Americas two biggest policy disasters the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun run a house painting business in New Orleans In August of 2005 as Hurricane Katrina approaches Kathy evacuates with their four young children leaving Zeitoun to watch over the business In the days following the storm he travels the city by canoe feeding abandoned animals and helping elderly neighbors Then on September 6th police officers armed with M 16s arrest Zeitoun in his home Told with eloquence and compassion Zeitoun is a riveting account of one familys unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water A New York Times Notable Book An O The Oprah Magazine Terrific Read of the YearA Huffington Post Best Book of the Year A New Yorker Favorite Book of the Year A Chicago Tribune Favorite Nonfiction Book of the Year A Kansas City Star Best Book of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Decade

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