Review from Second Monday Bookclub – Zeitoun

Title: Zeitoun.  Author: Dave Eggers

"A real eye-opener, how one decision can change your life forever - imagine having a voice, but not being heard." - Vicky

“Zeitoun stayed because he wanted to be a hero, meanwhile the real hero was looking after four children, dragging them across the country to find safety and a place to rest.” - Caroline

"I started to read this book with trepidation, I had an overwhelming sense of where it was going. And I was uncomfortable with how unsurprised I was with Zeitoun's post Katrina treatment. It was well written but didn't feed my need to know about how these injustices are being addressed." – Beth

“I enjoyed reading this book very much but I was torn between feeling outrage at the injustices done to Zeitoun and frustration at why he decided to stay for so long in the first place.  I felt enormous compassion for his wife, who seemed to bear the brunt of these injustices for a decision that she did not make.” - Sonia

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