Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Zeitoun is a nonfiction book written by Dave Eggers and published by McSweeney's in 2009. It tells the story of Abdulrahman Zeitoun, the Syrian-American owner of a painting and contracting company in New Orleans who chose to ride out Hurricane Katrina in his Uptown home. After the storm he traveled the flooded city in a secondhand canoe rescuing neighbors, caring for abandoned pets and distributing fresh water.
The 442nd greatest nonfiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 5th on The 10 Best of the Decade(2000) (Entertainment Weekly)
- - 48 Good Books (University of Buffalo)