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

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ramita Navai

Narrated By: Sylvia Lisle

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: September 2014

Duration: 9 hours 20 minutes

Summary:

Ramita Navai 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.

In today's Tehran, intrigues abound and survival depends on an intricate network of falsehoods: mullahs visit prostitutes, local mosques train barely pubescent boys in crowd-control tactics, and cosmetic surgeons promise to restore girls' virginity. Navai paints an intimate portrait of those discreet recesses in a city where the difference between modesty and profanity, loyalty and betrayal, honor and disgrace is often no more than the believability of a lie.

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