Discuss Zeitoun with Portland alumni
- 9:30 PM
Thursday Oct 27, 2011
Hosted by Emily Myers ’93 and Jacob Michaels ’89
The Portland Macalester Alumni Book Club will meet to discuss Dave Eggers's riveting nonfiction book, Zeitoun. The book is the true story of one family, caught between the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Questions? Contact Emily Myers ’93 via email or by phone at 503-772-0287 for more information and directions to their home.
Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun run a house-painting business in New Orleans. In August of 2005, as Hurricane Katrina approaches, Kathy evacuates with their four young children, leaving Zeitoun to watch over the business. In the days following the storm he travels the city by canoe, feeding abandoned animals and helping elderly neighbors. Then, on September 6, police officers armed with M-16s arrest Zeitoun in his home. Told with eloquence and compassion, Zeitoun is a riveting account of one family's unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water.
Contact: Emily Myers ’93, firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-772-0287
This event is for: Alumni