Sunday, August 30, 2009


Hurricane Katrina's Aftermath
Dave Eggers, who authored the deeply personal and 2001 Pulitzer Prize Finalist, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, returns with an equally compelling and thoughtful title, Zeitoun.

This non-fiction work tells the story of Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a New Orleans resident whose heroic post-Katrina efforts were, to say the least, misinterpreted. Zeitoun, a Syrian-American, was first suspected of looting; later suspected of being a terrorist. He was jailed for several weeks and released after all charges were dropped.

Zeitoun is available in print and in audio CD format. You can also listen to an interview with Zeitoun and Eggers courtesy of NPR's All Things Considered.