Dave Eggers' Zeitoun is the 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 ...Read MoreDave Eggers' Zeitoun is the 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. Zeitoun is the powerful, ultimately uplifting true story of one man's courage when confronted with an awesome force of nature followed by more troubling human oppression. "Eggers uses Zeitoun's eyes to report on America's reasonless post-Katrina world, Reminiscent of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's documentaries, this is a true story told with the skills of a master of fiction. Immensely readable". (Independent). "Masterly. Brilliantly crafted, powerfully written and deftly reported". (Guardian). "The stuff of great narrative non-fiction. Fifty years from now, when people want to know what happened to this once-great city, they will be talking about a family named Zeitoun". (The New York Times Book Review). Award-winning author Dave Eggers is the editor and founder of American literary journal McSweeney's and the founder of 826 Valencia, a non-profit literacy centre for disadvantaged young people in San Francisco. He is the author of several novels, collections of short stories and non-fiction works, including his first novel A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, What is the What (winner of the Prix Medici and finalist of the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award), Zeitoun, The Wild Things (a novel adapted from the illustrated book Where the Wild Thing Are by Maurice Sendak), How We Are Hungry, You Shall Know Our Velocity and, most recently, A Hologram for the King.Read Less
Very good. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 337 p. Audience: General/trade. Paperback; stated First Vintage Books Edition, June 2010 + 1st printing with full 10-1 # line. A scan of the book on offer is shown here. No marks. Some subtle wrinkles from pg 88-98. Spine is tight, smooth, uncreased. Covers have minor rubbing and edgewear. Not a remainder or ex-library. Tracking number included on US orders.
Fine in fine dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 351 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Stated 1st printing w wraparound. Slight tilt to spine & tiny foxing stain on top edge but essentially in fine condition.
Very Good. No DJ. Hardcover. 8vo. Signed by Author 1ST EDITION. HARDCOVER WITHOUT DJ AS ISSUED. 8VO WITH 351 PAGES. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE, " D. Eggers." THE BOOK IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH SOME VERY SLIGHT SHELFWEAR. INTERIOR CLEAN AND TIGHT. MAROON CLOTH/ SILVER BOARDS.
Signed By Author Very Good+ hardcover in illustrated boards. First Edition. SIGNED by author to the title page. Scattered smudging to the exterior. Pages, text, and b&w images are clean and bright. Overall, an attractive copy. 351 pp.
Near fine, no dust jacket as issued. SIGNED by author on title page (signature only). Stated 1st printing. As new except for mild bruising to the base of the book spine. No dust jacket as issued; the paper wrap-around band is fine. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 351 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Audience: General/trade. The American Book Award-, Los Angeles Times Book Prize-, Northern California Book Award-, Dayton Literary Peace Prize-, and Albatros Literaturpreis-winning book by the Pulitzer Prize-, TED Prize-, Heinz Award-, (etc, etc)-winning author of 'A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius' and 'Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? '. Where possible, all books come with dust jacket in a protective mylar sleeve, sealed in a ziplock bag, wrapped in bubble wrap, shipped in a box.
Near Fine. Signed by Author Near Fine hardcover in illustrated boards. With Near Fine paper wrap to rear board. Stated First Printing. SIGNED by Eggers to title page. Small area of light bumping/creasing to one edge of paper wrap. Pages, text and b&w illustrations are clean and bright. 351 pp.
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