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Series: Vintage Ser.
Category: Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural/Social Science / Islamic Studies/Nature / Natural Disasters/History / United States / State & Local / South (Al, Ar, Fl, Ga, Ky, La, Ms, Nc, Sc, Tn, Va, Wv)/Biography & Autobiography / General/
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Release Date: 06/15/2010
Synopsis: National Bestseller ANew York TimesNotable Book AnO, The Oprah MagazineTerrific Read of the Year AHuffington PostBest Book of the Year ANew YorkerFavorite Book of the Year AChicago TribuneFavorite Nonfiction Book of the Year AKansas City StarBest Book of the Year ASan Francisco ChronicleBest Book of the Year AnEntertainment WeeklyBest Book of the Decade The true story of one family, caught between Americas 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,Zeitounis a riveting account of one familys unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water.
Awards: American Book Award – null American Library Association Notable Books – null Los Angeles Times Book Prizes – null New York Times Notable Books of the Year – null Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Book Awards – null
Height: 0.75 inches
Width: 5.13 inches
Length: 7.94 inches
Weight: 13.02 oz