« What are you reading now? | Main | Dave Eggers ON "Zeitoun" »

Dave Eggers and "Zeitoun"

Zeitoun So you think you've heard all the terrible stories about Hurricane Katrina? You've probably heard plenty of them. But in his new book, Zeitoun, McSweeney master Dave Eggers tells one sure to enrage, about a Syrian immigrant who stayed in New Orleans through the storm and in the aftermath tried to help his neighbors (even feeding dogs that had been left behind, though...who leaves their dogs behind if they're fleeing a killer hurricane?)

Anyway, his reward for his trouble? He was arrested for "looting" his own business, stuck in a makeshift jail, accused of being a terrorist and denied phone calls to his frantic wife, who had left town with the kids.

Click here to read Andrew Ervin's review of the book. This is not one I want to miss.

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451b26169e20115721fc344970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Dave Eggers and "Zeitoun":

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Marissa Monteilh

Delicious and empowering sounds good to me! I'll have too check it out. Thanks!

The comments to this entry are closed.

-
 
Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Copyright | About The Miami Herald | Advertise