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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
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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, 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 porn star, the ageing socialite, the assassin and enemy of the state who ends up working for the Republic, the volunteer religious militiaman who undergoes a sex change, the dutiful housewife who files for divorce, and the old-time thug running a gambling den. These are ordinary people forced to live extraordinary lives
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Navai, Ramita
Dewey number
  • 955.2'5'061
  • 955.25061
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tehran (Iran)
  • Tehran (Iran)
  • Tehran (Iran)
  • History
Label
City of lies : love, sex, death and the search for truth in Tehran, Ramita Navai
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781780225128
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xv, 301 pages
Isbn
9781780225128
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map (black and white)
Label
City of lies : love, sex, death and the search for truth in Tehran, Ramita Navai
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781780225128
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xv, 301 pages
Isbn
9781780225128
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map (black and white)

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