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Zeitoun (Hardcover)

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When Hurricane Katrina hit, Abdulrahman Zeitoun stayed behind while
his family fled the city. A week later he went missing. This book
alternates between his and his wife Kathy’s perspectives as it reveals
what happened to him. It is page-turning and completely outrageous.

— Consuelo

June 2010 Indie Next List


“Dave Eggers has performed a great service for Americans by introducing us to Syrian immigrant, New Orleans painting contractor, and family man Abdulrahman Zeitoun. We get to know Zeitoun and his family intimately, and his nightmare treatment by our government in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is a cautionary tale of a justice system run amok. Zeitoun reads like a novel, and Eggers' empathetic storytelling elicits admiration, outrage, and shame, but in the end, a glimmer of hope for us all. I dare you not to be moved.”
— Molly Young, Orinda Books, Orinda, CA

November 2010 Indie Next List


“Dave Eggers has performed a great service for Americans by introducing us to Syrian immigrant, New Orleans painting contractor, and family man Abdulrahman Zeitoun. We get to know Zeitoun and his family intimately, and his nightmare treatment by our government in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is a cautionary tale of a justice system run amok. Zeitoun reads like a novel, and Eggers' empathetic storytelling elicits admiration, outrage, and shame, but in the end, a glimmer of hope for us all. I dare you not to be moved.”
— Molly Young, Orinda Books, Orinda, CA

Product Details
ISBN: 9780241144848
Publisher: McSweeney's Books
Publication Date: March 1st, 2010