Cover of: Zeitoun | Dave Eggers

About the Book

From Goodreads: When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a prosperous Syrian-American and father of four, chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. In the days after the storm, he traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and helping those he could. A week later, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared. Eggers’s riveting nonfiction book, three years in the making, explores Zeitoun’s roots in Syria, his marriage to Kathy — an American who converted to Islam — and their children, and the surreal atmosphere (in New Orleans and the United States generally) in which what happened to Abdulrahman Zeitoun was possible. Like What Is the What, Zeitoun was written in close collaboration with its subjects and involved vast research — in this case, in the United States, Spain, and Syria.

Edition Notes

Genre
Biography

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
305.892/7076335
Library of Congress
F379.N553 Z454 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
351 p. :
Number of pages
351

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24124823M
Internet Archive
zeitoun00dave
ISBN 13
9781934781630
LC Control Number
2010290452
OCLC/WorldCat
332257182
Goodreads
6512154
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