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Zeitoun

By Dave Eggers

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 riveting nonfiction book, three years in the making, explores Zeitoun’s roots in Syria, his marriage to Kathy — an American who converted to Islam — and their children, and the surreal atmosphere (in New Orleans and the United States generally) in which what happened to Abdulrahman Zeitoun was possible. Like What Is the What, Zeitoun was written in close collaboration with its subjects and involved vast research — in this case, in the United States, Spain, and Syria.

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Format: Book
Author: Eggers, Dave
Summary: In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, longtime New Orleans residents Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun are cast into an unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water. In the days after the storm, Abdulrahman 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-- arrested and accused of being an agent of al Qaeda.
Title: Zeitoun / by Dave Eggers.
Publisher Date: San Francisco : McSweeney's Books, c2009.
Subject: Zeitoun, Abdulrahman. Arab Americans -- Social conditions. Muslims -- United States Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Social aspects Disaster victims -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Biography. New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 21st century.
Isbn: 1934781630 9781934781630
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Format: Book
Author: Eggers, Dave
Summary: In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, longtime New Orleans residents Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun are cast into an unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water. In the days after the storm, Abdulrahman 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-- arrested and accused of being an agent of al Qaeda.
Title: Zeitoun / by Dave Eggers.
Publisher, Date: San Francisco : McSweeney's Books, c2009.
Description: 351 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Zeitoun, Abdulrahman.
Subjects: Arab Americans -- Social conditions.
Subjects: Muslims -- United States
Subjects: Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Social aspects
Subjects: Disaster victims -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Biography.
Subjects: New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 21st century.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN: 1934781630
ISBN: 9781934781630
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: B Zeitoun