By Ramita Navai
Ramita Navai provides voice to bland Iranians compelled to dwell awesome lives: the porn celebrity, the getting older socialite, the murderer and enemy of the country who finally ends up operating for the Republic, the dutiful housewife who documents for divorce, and the old-time thug operating a playing den.
In modern-day Tehran, intrigues abound and survival relies on an complex community of falsehoods: mullahs stopover at prostitutes, neighborhood mosques teach slightly pubescent boys in crowd keep watch over strategies, and beauty surgeons promise to revive women' virginity. Navai paints an intimate portrait of these discreet recesses in a urban the place the adaptation among modesty and profanity, loyalty and betrayal, honor and shame is usually not more than the believability of a lie.
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