Salvage the Bones--Esch Batiste is the only female in the Pit, a hardscrabble patch of bayou country she has shared with her father and three brothers since their mother died in childbirth. "Sometimes I think [Daddy] forgets that I am a girl," she muses. But 14-year-old Esch is obviously on the cusp of womanhood; she's pregnant by Manny, a neighbor. As Hurricane Katrina gathers strength, Esch's besieged, down-on-its-luck family veers toward disaster. Daddy, rarely around, rarely sober,
Caught up in all the chaos the followed Hurricane Katrina, will Zane ever get out of the hurricane nightmare he has found himself in and will he ever find out why his dad ran away? Review from @RandomlyReading
An incredible book about Hurricane Katrina, as seen through one resident's eyes. Embedded within the personal story of the Zeitoun, the main character, is a critique of institutional agency and ethics. Fans of Eggers will love this.
ZEITOUN **One of World Book Night USA’s 2012 picks! Sign up to be a book giver at: http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/about-world-book-night/register-as-a-2012-giver The true story of one family, caught between America's two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina. 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…