Title: The Outsider
Author: Albert Camus
Meursault will not lie. When his mother dies, he refuses to show his emotions simply to satisfy the expectations of others. And when he commits a random act of violence on a sun-drenched beach near Algiers, his lack of remorse compounds his guilt in the eyes of society and the law. Yet he is as much a victim as a criminal.
In his classic existentialist novel, Camus explores the alienation of an individual who refuses to conform to social norms.