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by Dave Eggers

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Abdulrahman Zeitoun, owner of a painting contractor business, lives in New Orleans, Louisiana with his wife Kathy and their four children. Friday, August 25, 2005, is a normal day for the family: the children attend school, Kathy fields phone calls from clients and Zeitoun visits his many work sites throughout the city to liaise and oversee. Early reports of a tropical storm heading towards the Gulf is, initially, not a concern.

Through a series of flashbacks, we learn about Zeitoun’s past. He was born in Jableh, Syria and worked as a sailor for many years before settling down in New Orleans. When he was ready to marry, his was introduced to Kathy, a native of Baton Rouge and converted Muslim, through mutual friends in the Islamic community…

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Posted By maria g #385049 at Sep 03, 2014 9:40 PM

The family has a very specific bedtime storytelling routine.

WHAT do we learn about the family through this routine?

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Posted By maria g #385049 at Sep 03, 2014 10:10 PM


Posted By maria g #385049 at Sep 03, 2014 9:31 PM

Where does Zeitoun pray throughout the day?

why does he persevere to pray throighout the day

Zeitoun | Answers: 3