In August, 2005, as Hurricane Katrina blew in, the city of New Orleans had 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. He protected neighbours?... show more
In August, 2005, as Hurricane Katrina blew in, the city of New Orleans had 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. He protected neighbours? properties, fed trapped dogs and rescued survivors. 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.
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Pages no: 349
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...