In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, longtime New Orleans residents Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun are cast into unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water. Good Samaritan Abdulrahman has stayed on in the city, traversing its deeply flooded streets by canoe, feeding trapped dogs and rescuing survivors, as New Orleans becomes a disaster zone. But nothing could prepare him for the wholly unexpected nightmare that follows...
Winner of Dayton Literary Peace Prize: Non-Fiction 2010.
Dave Eggers is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity, How We Are Hungry, What is the What and The Wild Things. In 2004 he started the Voice of Witness, a series of books that use oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world.