Cover of: Zeitoun | Dave Eggers

About the Book

From Goodreads: The true story of one family, caught between America’s 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 family’s unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water.

Edition Notes

Originally published: San Francisco : McSweeney's Books, c2009.

Genre
Biography

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
305.892/7076335
Library of Congress
F379.N553 Z454 2010

The Physical Object

Pagination
xv, 337 p. :
Number of pages
337

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24049513M
Internet Archive
zeitoun00egge
ISBN 13
9780307387943
LC Control Number
2010000757
OCLC/WorldCat
501402193
Goodreads
7173952
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