City Of Lies

Paperback | July 22, 2014

byRamita Navai

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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 city's 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 world's most repressive regimes.

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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 b...

Ramita Navai is a British-Iranian journalist and writer. For Channel 4's 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 jour...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 22, 2014Publisher:ORION PUBLISHING GROUP

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ISBN - 10:0297871315

ISBN - 13:9780297871316

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