ISBN 9780297871316,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

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ISBN 9780297871316
Publisher

Orion Publishing Group

Publication Year 2014
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780297871316

ISBN-10 0297871315
Binding

Paper Back

Number of Pages 320 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Literature fiction

This is real Tehran: a city that is hidden from view and rarely written about, where survival depends on an intricate network of lies and subterfuge. It is a place where mullahs visit prostitutes, drug kingpins run crystal meth kitchens, surgeons restore girls virginity and homemade porn is uploaded onto the Internet and sold in the bazaars. Plotted around the citys great central thoroughfare, Vali Asr Street, CITY OF LIES chronicles the lives of eight protagonists drawn from across the spectrum of Iranian society. This is a world of gangsters, socialites, dutiful housewives and volunteer militiamen - ordinary people forced to lead extraordinary lives. Bas...
This is real Tehran: a city that is hidden from view and rarely written about, where survival depends on an intricate network of lies and subterfuge. It is a place where mullahs visit prostitutes, drug kingpins run crystal meth kitchens, surgeons restore girls virginity and homemade porn is uploaded onto the Internet and sold in the bazaars. Plotted around the citys great central thoroughfare, Vali Asr Street, CITY OF LIES chronicles the lives of eight protagonists drawn from across the spectrum of Iranian society. This is a world of gangsters, socialites, dutiful housewives and volunteer militiamen - ordinary people forced to lead extraordinary lives. Based on extensive interviews and research, CITY OF LIES is an intimate and unforgettable portrait of modern Tehran, and of what it is to live, love and survive under one of the worlds most repressive regimes.
About the Author: Ramita Navai
Ramita Navai is a British-Iranian journalist and writer. For Channel 4s foreign affairs series Unreported World she has reported from over twenty different countries, including South Sudan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Nigeria, El Salvador and Zimbabwe. She was awarded an Emmy for her undercover report from Syria. She has also worked as a journalist for the United Nations in Pakistan, northern Iraq and Iran. While working as the Tehran correspondent for THE TIMES from 2003 to 2006, Ramita Navai began interviewing ordinary people about their lives, and she continued to collect these stories long after most foreign media had been banned from Iran. CITY OF LIES is her first book and was awarded the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Prize for work in progress in 2012. She lives in London. https://twitter.com/ramitanavai
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