Thursday, November 5, 2009
Book Review: Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
You may be aghast to learn what happened to Abdulrahman Zeitoun - a Syrian-American, married father of four children, highly successful contractor, and well-liked and respected citizen of New Orleans - when he stayed behind to protect his home and business interests. The merciful actions he took in saving people and pets were not met in kind by U.S. authorities. Author Dave Eggers has written a remarkably tempered accounting of Mr. Zeitoun's ordeal in this highly readable narrative nonfiction book.
Review by Evelyn Fischel