‘Timely and beautifully written’ Sunday Times’Phenomenal.
An extraordinary insight into a country barely known – an often feared – by the West’ Vogue’Utterly compelling’ Daily Mail’Gripping, a dark, delicious unveiling . . . Deeply researched yet as exciting as a novel’ Simon Sebag MontefioreWelcome to Tehran, a city where survival depends on a network of subterfuge.
Here is a place where mullahs visit prostitutes, drug kingpins run crystal meth kitchens, surgeons restore girls’ virginity and homemade porn is sold in the sprawling bazaars; a place where ordinary people are forced to lead extraordinary lives. Based on extensive interviews, CITY OF LIES chronicles the lives of eight men and women drawn from across the spectrum of Iranian society and reveals what it is to live, love and survive in one of the world’s most repressive regimes.