This Modern Man is Beat

by Fawzy Zablah

A novel in stories, set in Miami, chronicling the life and times of Habib bin Habib Al Fulan.

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Pub date: Nov 1, 2023



ISBN: 9781955585040
Pub date: Feb 15, 2024

“Often despondent, but enthralling, well-written tales of life and love.” —Kirkus Reviews

This Modern Man is Beat is a novel in stories chronicling the life and times of Habib bin Habib Al Fulan — born in El Salvador, of Palestinian stock, and eventually ending up in Miami. In each story, a different version of Habib appears at a different stage of life, a modern and multicultural American man trying to find his place in the world. Linked by theme and character with singular wit, black humor, and sometimes bawdy depictions of sex, drugs, and violence, it is also a sincere love story.

Zablah, Fawzy

Fawzy Zablah is a writer of fiction based in south Florida. He was born in El Salvador in 1976 and grew up in Miami. He is the author of the short story collection Ciao! Miami and the novel Rarity of the Century. His short fiction has appeared at 3:AM Magazine, Acentos Review, Hobart, and Expat Press. He’s also a writer-at-large for the Times of Israel opinion section where he posts book reviews, nonfiction, and short stories.