A Guide to the Dark


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$19.99  $18.59
Henry Holt & Company
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5.5 X 8.4 X 1.3 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Meriam Metoui is a writer, book editor, and (when she has the time) a photographer. She graduated from the University of Michigan and Hunter College, where she received a master's degree in English literature. Born in Tunisia, she now lives in Detroit, Michigan with her partner and puppy. A Guide to the Dark is her debut novel.


"Metoui masterfully handles perspective...themes of grief, fraught and romantic queer connections to a friend, and familial expectations are thoughtfully explored."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A ghostly mystery and an impactful exploration of grief and loss." --Publisher's Weekly

"Introspective, character-driven, and--most importantly--haunting."--Kirkus Reviews

"Terrifically haunting. A Guide to the Dark delves into the complexities of grief and the frightening metamorphosis of ghosts that aren't put to rest. Meriam Metoui has created something spectacular."--Chloe Gong, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of These Violent Delights

"Meriam Metoui's exquisite debut is a bone-chilling story about grief, guilt, and what happens when our deepest secrets refuse to stay hidden in the dark. A Guide to the Dark will crawl under your skin and stay there long after you've closed its pages."--Aiden Thomas, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Cemetery Boys and The Sunbearer Trials

"Chilling, sultry, and smart. . .this slow-burn horror story hooked me with its portrayal of two friends navigating an attraction amidst fears both earthly and uncanny. . .as well as its probing of the fine line between grief and guilt."--Jodi Lynn Anderson, New York Times-bestselling author

"Fabulously creepy and compulsively readable. Part roadside horror, part cozy mystery, Metoui breathes life into the genre by exploring the tangled roots of friendship, love, and guilt. Chilling photography complements beautiful prose for an altogether innovative storytelling experience. I'll think twice before checking into a motel again."--David Arnold, New York Times-bestselling author of Mosquitoland