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... show more
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.A New York Times Notable Book An O, The Oprah Magazine Terrific Read of the YearA 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
Publish date: June 15th 2010
Pages no: 337
Edition language: English
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عن طريق عيون عائلة زيتون السوري الأصل نرصد الحياة في نيو أورلينز خلال و بعد إعصار كاترينا الشهير ،الرواية مستمدة من وقائع حقيقية لذلك فلن أخوض في تفاصيلها ، و يفضل أن لا تقرأ ما خلف الكتاب إلا بعد أن تنتهي منها ، لكني سأتوقف عند نقطتين النقطة الأولي وهي النظام الأمريكي وطريقة تعامله مع الأزمات و خاص...
I do not think I am the one to judge this book. I am not an American. I am not a Muslim. I am not religious and lack the faith spoken of in this book. Furthermore, I do not think this book adequately looks at what happened before, during and after Katrina. It studies one family’s experiences, only t...
This book is wonderfully hard to read. This a story of a man, at a point in time and the horror of everything that went wrong. The injustice and the fears the shortsightedness that lead to people basic rights just being swiped aside. But we are in the future and things change and current charges of...
I got this book for my Kindle from a local library, not knowing much about it. Because of this, I assumed it was fiction, and it was only very slowly--as I began to see photograph after photograph--that I suspected it was based on a real story. I think it was more powerful to read the book in this w...
This is the third Eggers book I've read and they've all been really readable. I like reading them.The others were Heartbreaking Work and What is the What, and all of them have been about things that are true.Zeitoun is fuckin' horrifying. It's about a Syrian emigrant to the US who chooses to stay in...