"The morning begins with shame."
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.