The Vagrant

Jabbour Douaihy

The Vagrant

The Vagrant provides a realistic, engaging portrayal of the Lebanese civil war through the eyes of a young man who finds himself uprooted by the conflict. The hero represents the crisis of the Lebanese individual imposed upon by a sectarian reality. We follow his struggle to belong as he faces unfamiliar situations and conflicts in a society that considers him an outsider.


For a detailed critique of the novel by journalist Anwar Hamed, click here.


2012 Shortlist