"The morning begins with shame."

Published in US & Canada by Other Press

Published in US & Canada by Other Press

Published in Spain by Egales Editorial

Published in Spain by Egales Editorial

Published in the UK by Europa Editions

Published in the UK by Europa Editions

Published in Germany by Albino Verlag

Published in Germany by Albino Verlag

Published in India by Speaking Tiger Books

Published in India by Speaking Tiger Books

Published in Italy by Edizioni E/O

Published in Italy by Edizioni E/O

 

 

Praise for Guapa:

"Vibrant, wrenching...sensuous and caustic, full of smoke and blood." - The New Yorker

"An explosive debut...[Guapa] gives fresh life to the maxim 'the personal is political'."—The Guardian

“A remarkable debut.” —The Huffington Post

"Haddad writes like an Arab Tennessee Williams, fuelled equally by rage and compassion." - Nick Seeley, Cambodia Noir

"Haddad's unwavering dedication to detail, narrative arc, and consequence make Guapa necessarily poignant, uncomfortable, and meaningful. Like all good art, it moves beyond itself to shine a light on the world it bears."- Pop Matters

“An engrossing and timely debut novel by a provocative new voice. Haddad’s characters are unforgettable.” — Randa Jarrar, author of A Map of Home

"Haddad presents a striking look at gay life, the psychological cost of conformity, and what it means to be true to yourself." - Booklist

“Those looking for a nuanced portrait of gay life in the modern Middle East will find plenty to admire.” — Kirkus Reviews

Soundtrack to Guapa: A playlist of music that inspired and appears in the novel.