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City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in Tehran by Ramita Navai Online



City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in Tehran

City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in Tehran

  • Title: City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in Tehran
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  • ISBN : 9781610395199
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  • Page : 301 pages


Far removed from the picture of Tehran we glimpse in news stories, there is another, hidden city, where survival depends on an intricate network of lies and falsehoods It is a place where Mullahs visit prostitutes, gangs sell guns supplied by corrupt Revolutionary Guards, cosmetic surgeons restore girls virginity and homemade porn is bought and sold in the bazaars It is Far removed from the picture of Tehran we glimpse in news stories, there is another, hidden city, where survival depends on an intricate network of lies and falsehoods It is a place where Mullahs visit prostitutes, gangs sell guns supplied by corrupt Revolutionary Guards, cosmetic surgeons restore girls virginity and homemade porn is bought and sold in the bazaars It is also the home of our eight protagonists, drawn from across the spectrum of Iranian society the gun runner, the aging socialite, the porn star, the assassin and enemy of the state who ends up working for the Republic, the volunteer religious policeman who undergoes a sex change, and the dutiful housewife who files for divorce These are ordinary people forced to live extraordinary lives plotted around the city s pulsing central thoroughfare, Vail Asr Street, City of Lies is an energetic, intimate and unforgettable portrait of modern Tehran and of what it is to live, love and survive under one world s most brutally repressive regimes


Author Ramita Navai

Ramita Navai is a British Iranian foreign affairs journalist who has reported from over thirty countries including South Sudan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Nigeria, El Salvador, and Zimbabwe She has made twenty documentaries for Channel 4 s series, Unreported World, and she was awarded an EMMY for her undercover report from Syria for PBS Frontline She has also worked as a journalist for the United N




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