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Zeitoun

Zeitoun - 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0307387943

cover of Zeitoun 09 (ISBN 978-0307387943)
ISBN13: 978-0307387943
ISBN10: 0307387941
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 09
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 2009
International: No

List price: $15.95

Zeitoun - 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0307387943

Dave Eggers

ISBN13: 978-0307387943
ISBN10: 0307387941
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 09
Publisher: Vintage Books

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

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.

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