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  1. Dave Eggers • Hurricane Katrina • Motifs & Themes

  2. Dave Eggers Memoir: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Creative Nonfiction “Novel”: What is the What Short Fiction: How We Are Hungry Nonfiction: Zeitoun

  3. Hurricane Katrina • August 2005 • 1,836 Dead, 135 Missing • 100,000 People remained in the city • 20,000 in the Superdome • Levees broke after much of the storm had passed, flooding 80% of New Orleans • Temporary triage, jails, and shelter

  4. Themes and Motifs: • Egger’s particular style of prose, use of five senses • Description of setting, sound of the water, shift in the city • Idea of the American dream to a Muslim immigrant • Political leanings in the text? What “American rights” come to mind? • Occupying the voice of Abdulrahman • Structure of the plot