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The Resource Guapa, Saleem Haddad

Guapa, Saleem Haddad

Label
Guapa
Title
Guapa
Statement of responsibility
Saleem Haddad
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set over the course of twenty-four hours, Guapa follows Rasa, a gay man living in an unnamed Arab country, as he tries to carve out a life for himself in the midst of political and social upheaval. Rasa spends his days translating for Western journalists and pining for the nights when he can sneak his lover, Taymour, into his room. One night Rasa's grandmother the woman who raised him catches them in bed together. The following day Rasa is consumed by the search for his best friend Maj, a fiery activist and drag queen star of the underground bar, Guapa, who has been arrested by the police. Ashamed to go home and face his grandmother, and reeling from the potential loss of the three most important people in his life, Rasa roams the citys slums and prisons, the lavish weddings of the countrys elite, and the bars where outcasts and intellectuals drink to a long-lost revolution. Each new encounter leads him closer to confronting his own identity, as he revisits his childhood and probes the secrets that haunt his family. As Rasa confronts the simultaneous collapse of political hope and his closest personal relationships, he is forced to discover the roots of his alienation and try to re-emerge into a society that may never accept him
Summary
A debut novel that tells the story of Rasa, a young gay man coming of age in the Middle East
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10466739
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haddad, Saleem
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay men
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Self-actualisation (Psychology)
  • Arab countries
Target audience
adult
Label
Guapa, Saleem Haddad
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057157822
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781590517697
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944157091
Label
Guapa, Saleem Haddad
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057157822
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781590517697
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944157091

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