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Short Description for Zeitoun 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 r
- Published: 15 June 2010
- Format: Paperback 337 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780307387943 ISBN 10: 0307387941
- Sales rank: 3,859
Full description for Zeitoun
National Bestseller A "New York Times "Notable Book An "O, The Oprah Magazine "Terrific Read of the Year A "Huffington Post "Best Book of the Year A "New Yorker "Favorite Book of the Year A "Chicago Tribune "Favorite Nonfiction Book of the Year A "Kansas City Star" Best Book of the Year A "San Francisco Chronicle" Best Book of the Year An "Entertainment Weekly" Best Book of the Decade 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.