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    Dave Eggers is the author of six previous books, including You Shall Know Our Velocity, winner of the Independent Book Award, andWhat Is the What, a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of France’s Prix Medici. That book, about Valentino Achak Deng, a survivor of the civil war in southern Sudan, gave birth to the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation, run by Mr. Deng and dedicated to building secondary schools in southern Sudan. Eggers is the founder and editor of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing house based in San Francisco that produces books, an eponymous quarterly journal, a monthly magazine (The Believer), and Wholphin, a quarterly DVD of short films and documentaries. In 2002, with Ninive Calegari he co-founded 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center for youth in the Mission District of San Francisco. Local communities have since opened sister 826 centers in Chicago, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Ann Arbor, Seattle, and Boston. In 2004, Eggers taught at the University of California–Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and there, with Dr. Lola Vollen, he co-founded Voice of Witness, a series of books using oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. A native of Chicago, Eggers graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in journalism. He now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children.
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    The true story 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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    ISBN 9780307387943
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
    Format Paperback
    Pages 337
    Publisher Date 2010-06-15 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Vintage Books
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.75 lb
    Language English
    Edition Number 1
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Eggers, Dave
    Country of Origin United States

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