Zeitoun

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Penguin Books Limited, Mar 31, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
9 Reviews

In August, 2005, as Hurricane Katrina blew in, the city of New Orleans had been abandoned by most citizens. But resident Abdulrahman Zeitoun, though his wife and family had gone, refused to leave. For days he traversed an apocalyptic landscape of flooded streets by canoe. He protected neighbours' properties, fed trapped dogs and rescued survivors. But eventually he came to the attention of those 'guarding' this drowned city. Only then did Zeitoun's nightmare really begin.

Zeitoun is the powerful, ultimately uplifting true story of one man's courage when confronted with an awesome force of nature followed by more troubling human oppression.

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User Review  - Johnny - Goodreads

Looks like Dave Eggers just solidified himself on my list of favorite authors. What is the What, his book about the war in Southern Sudan and the Lost Boys, blew me away a few months ago, and Zeitoun ... Read full review

Wonderful Book. 15+days for shipping.

User Review  - sringler - Overstock.com

Product was great. Shipping time was way too long 15+ days. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Dave Eggers is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity, The Unforbidden is Compulsory, How We Are Hungry, Short Short Stories, Teachers Have It Easy, Surviving Justice, What is the What, How the Water Feels to the Fishes, The Wild Things, Zeitoun, A Hologram for the King, The Circle, Your Fathers, Where Are They? And The Prophets, Do They Live Forever? and Heroes of the Frontier. A Hologram for the King and The Circle are both currently in production for major film adaptations.
Dave Eggers is the founder of McSweeney's independent publishing house, the 826 National network, and the nonprofit organisation ScholarMatch. He lives in Northern California with his family.

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