FichaTextoEditorial Penguin Books

FichaTextoPaginas 348

FichaTextoAno 2012

FichaTextoEan 9780141046815



Dave Eggers, author the poignant and semi-autobiographical novel "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius", presents a powerful true story about one man´s brave struggle to help his neighbour in the aftermath of Hurriane Katrina in "Zeitoun", winner of the American Book Award and the LA Times Book Award. In August 2005, as Hurricane Katrina blew in, the city of New Orleans has been abandoned by most citizens. But resident Abdulrahman Zeitoun, though his wife and family had gone, refused to leave. For days he traversed an apocalyptic landscape of flooded streets by canoe. But eventually he came to the attention of those ´guarding´ this drowned city. Only then did Zeitoun´s nightmare really begin...