Dave Eggers Writing Styles in Zeitoun

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Perspective

"Zeitoun" by author Dave Eggers, is written in the third-person narrative and from a limited omniscient point of view. The book is the true story of Abdulrahman Zeitoun, his battle with Hurricane Katrina, and his subsequent struggles with the FEMA soldiers who arrested and incarcerated him on bogus charges that were later dropped. Although the work is non-fiction, the story is written in a style that is completely sympathetic to Zeitoun. In a note before the beginning of the book, the author explains that the events and incidents described in "Zeitoun" are based in the main on the accounts of Zeitoun and his wife Kathy. By this statement, the author is acknowledging that there could be other versions of this story.

The author also points out that conversations were reconstructed to the best of his ability but that all dates, locations and other provable factors were confirmed by...

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