Dave Eggers is the real deal. I am in awe of both his monster talent and his inherent goodness. Zeitoun is the true story of Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun and their experience of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
There were many moments when I felt truly indignant reading this book. Without using needlessly emotive language, Eggers captures so much of what is broken, but also the people who can give hope. And, as with all of Eggers' writing, it's the vivid and humane story-telling that makes this book shine. Zeitoun is a must-read for adults that also belongs on school curricula.