Zeitoun

Title

Zeitoun

Authors

Dave Eggers

Files

Document Type

Book

Description

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.

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

McSweeney's Books

City

San Francisco

State

CA

Award

2010 Nonfiction Winner

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | History | Nonfiction

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