This is the tale of a pure-souled, young, innocent boy confronted with staggering tests. From simple life in one of the remotest villages of the 21st century, he was hurled into utter chaos, his childhood taken away and set on a perennial perilous journey. The trying experiences moulded this vulnerable boy into a protector of the helpless. This is the story of a village destroyed, dwellers displaced and dispersed to endure the unimaginable sufferings at the hands of conflict protagonists and exploiters. Displacement was not a flight to safety but an incessant dignity-eroding plight. This is the novel painting characters who tend to turn loathsome situations into opportunities for self-enrichment and the worse the conflicts become, the more they thrive, alas, at the cost of lives and dignity of others. Above all, this is about hope, as despair is sin.