- Published: San Francisco : Mcsweeney's Books, 2009.
- Year Published: 2009
- Description: 351 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
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- Arab Americans -- Social conditions.
- Muslims -- United States.
- Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Social aspects.
- Disaster victims -- Biography. -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
- New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 21st century.
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Call number: 976.335 Eg
Available Copies: Traverwood Adult
Arab-Americans have suffered from various forms and degrees of profiling since before 9-11 (remember when the federal building in Oklahoma City was bombed and Muslims were stopped in airports, etc.?) and this story illustrates that pattern with a chilling account of a man who, through hard work had been making his own version of the American Dream come true in New Orleans, until Katrina and heavy -handed post-disaster policing took him in a different direction.
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