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October Meetup Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

The non-fiction tale 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.

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  • Clay W.

    Great discussion with smart, interesting people.

    October 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Powerful book, thoughtful and thought provoking discussion.

    October 10, 2012

  • Jim D.

    Did anyone read the Wiki description of Zeitoun? Check out "Aftermath". I was very surprised.

    October 9, 2012

    • Clay W.

      Holy crap! Never would've guessed.

      October 9, 2012

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