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Zeitoun (Default Blank) (Digital Audiobook)

By Dave Eggers, Firdous Bamji (Narrator)

Publication Date: September 17, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/15/2010)
Prebound (6/15/2010)
MP3 CD (8/25/2015)
Hardcover (7/1/2009)
Hardcover (3/1/2010)

Summer '10 Reading Group List

“Dave Eggers has performed a great service for Americans by introducing us to Syrian immigrant, New Orleans painting contractor, and family man Abdulrahman Zeitoun. We get to know Zeitoun and his family intimately, and his nightmare treatment by our government in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is a cautionary tale of a justice system run amok. Zeitoun reads like a novel, and Eggers' empathetic storytelling elicits admiration, outrage, and shame, but in the end, a glimmer of hope for us all. I dare you not to be moved.”
— Molly Young, Orinda Books, Orinda, CA
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Winter 2011 Reading Group List

“Dave Eggers has performed a great service for Americans by introducing us to Syrian immigrant, New Orleans painting contractor, and family man Abdulrahman Zeitoun. We get to know Zeitoun and his family intimately, and his nightmare treatment by our government in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is a cautionary tale of a justice system run amok. Zeitoun reads like a novel, and Eggers' empathetic storytelling elicits admiration, outrage, and shame, but in the end, a glimmer of hope for us all. I dare you not to be moved.”
— Molly Young, Orinda Books, Orinda, CA
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Description

Dave Eggers is the New York Times best-selling author of the critically lauded A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Here he chronicles the Kafka-esque tribulations of Syrian-American Abdulrahman Zeitoun in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. His story is a moving testament to the resilience of the human spirit. "This is a beautiful book. Zeitoun is a poignant, haunting, ethereal story about New Orleans in peril." -Douglas Brinkley, New York Times best-selling author