Zeitoun (Paperback)
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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 24/02/2011
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Dave Eggers's Zeitoun is the winner of the American Book Award and the LA Times Book Award

In August 2005, as Hurricane Katrina blew in, the city of New Orleans has 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. 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.

'Eggers uses Zeitoun's eyes to report on America's reasonless post-Katrina world, Reminiscent of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's documentaries, this is a true story told with the skills of a master of fiction. Immensely readable' Independent

'Masterly. Brilliantly crafted, powerfully written and deftly reported' Guardian

'The stuff of great narrative non-fiction. Fifty years from now, when people want to know what happened to this once-great city, they will be talking about a family named Zeitoun' The New York Times Book Review

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141046815
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 255 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Eggers uses Zeitoun's eyes to report on America's reasonless post-Katrina world. Reminiscent of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's documentaries, this is a true story told with the skills of a master of fiction. Immensely readable * Independent *
Masterly. Brilliantly crafted, powerfully written and deftly reported * Guardian *
The shocking tale of a true New Orleans hero. This is narrative non-fiction at its very, very best * Herald *
Shocking * The Times *
Extraordinary, gripping * Daily Telegraph *
Terrifying * Observer *
Riveting * Vanity Fair *

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“Zeitoun”

You will read a lot of reviews of this book wanting to berate the Bush administration for how it handled this natural disaster, and that is understandable as there are hard lessons to be learnt and some many would... More

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12th September 2011
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