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The Resource City of lies : love, sex, death and the search for truth in Tehran, Ramita Navai

City of lies : love, sex, death and the search for truth in Tehran, Ramita Navai

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City of lies : love, sex, death and the search for truth in Tehran
Title
City of lies
Title remainder
love, sex, death and the search for truth in Tehran
Statement of responsibility
Ramita Navai
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
"Rich, absorbing, and exotic, City of Lies travels up and down Vali Asr Street, Tehran's pulsing thoroughfare, from the lavish shopping malls of Tajrish through the smog that lingers over the alleyways and bazaars of the city's southern districts. RamitaNavai gives voice to ordinary Iranians forced to live extraordinary lives: the porn star, the aging socialite, the assassin and enemy of the state who ends up working for the Republic, the dutiful housewife who files for divorce, and the old-time thug running a gambling den"--
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10356199
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BT
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Navai, Ramita
Dewey number
955.25061
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maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Tehran (Iran)
  • Tehran (Iran)
  • Tehran (Iran)
Target audience
adult
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love, sex, death, and the search for truth in Tehran
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City of lies : love, sex, death and the search for truth in Tehran, Ramita Navai
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Publication
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volume
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  • cartographic image
  • text
Control code
000052811306
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 301 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780297871316
Isbn Type
(paperback)
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map
Label
City of lies : love, sex, death and the search for truth in Tehran, Ramita Navai
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Control code
000052811306
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 301 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780297871316
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
map

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