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Dave Eggers

A story about the readiness to help, false suspicion and the American ‘war on terror’. This novel is based on the true story of Abdulrahman Zeitoun and his family: When hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, Abdulrahman was one of the few people who refused to leave. Traveling the sunken city by canoe, he rescues other survivors and cares for trapped dogs until the day when danger should be receding. When the police returns and finds him in his home, Zeitoun is arrested. Under the false suspicion of being a terrorist, he is taken away and seemingly disappears…

· · 2009

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Eggers, Dave. Zeitoun. Penguin, 2010. 335 pp., ISBN 9780141046815

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