Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

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November 29, 2017, 6:00 PM CT

Part of the TALK series, This Shared Earth
Discussion Leader: Denise Low-Weso

Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun are typical middle class Americans, raising children and running a house-painting business in New Orleans. As Hurricane Katrina approaches, Kathy evacuates with their four young kids while Zeitoun stays to watch over their home and business. As the floodwaters rise, he travels the city by canoe, feeding abandoned animals and helping elderly neighbors. Days later, police officers armed with M-16s arrest Zeitoun on his own property, adding a new layer to the tragedy his family is enduring. 368 pp.

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