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With a love of travel, Alison Wearing invites us to journey with her to Iran--a country that few Westerners have a chance to see. Traveling with a male friend, in the guise of a couple on their honeymoon, Wearing set out on her own at every available opportunity. She went looking for what lay beneath the media's representation of Iran and found a country made up of welcoming, curious, warmhearted, ambitious men and women. With humor and compassion, Wearing gives Iranians the chance to wander beyond headlines and stereotypes, and in doing so, reveals the poetry of their lives--those whose lives extend beyond Western news stories of kidnapping, terrorism, veiled women, and Islamic fundamentalism.

Alison Wearing is a journalist and travel writer. She lives in Canada, where she has received the National Magazine Award and the Western Canada Magazine Award. Honeymoon in Purdah is her first book.

With a love of travel, Alison Wearing invites us to journey with her to Iran—a country that few Westerners have a chance to see. Traveling with a male friend, in the guise of a couple on their honeymoon, Wearing set out on her own at every available opportunity. She went looking for what lay beneath the media's representation of Iran and found a country made up of welcoming, curious, warmhearted, ambitious men and women. With humor and compassion, Wearing gives Iranians the chance to wander beyond headlines and stereotypes, and in doing so, reveals the poetry of their lives—those whose lives extend beyond Western news stories of kidnapping, terrorism, veiled women, and Islamic fundamentalism.

"Wise, compassionate, amused, and amusing, Alison Wearing is the ideal traveling companion."—Paul William Roberts, author of The Demonic Comedy: Some Detours in the Baghdad of Saddam Hussein

"Written with great humor, candor, and tenderness, Honeymoon in Purdah transformed Iran from a country I formerly associated with fear and black cloth and oppression to a place of a thousand colors and tastes and kindnesses."—Jamie Zeppa, author of Beyond the Sky and Earth: A Journey Into Bhutan

"A vivid and endearing picture of Iran's people."—The Independent on Sunday

"With this engrossing account, Wearing casts a sympathetic eye on the real people of Iran, so often invisible to the West."—Publishers Weekly

"A vivid sketch of a lively, wonderfully hospitable, but utterly lost society under the hell of religious tyranny."—Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

With an Infectious Love of Travel, Alison Wearing invites us to journey with her to Iran — a country that few Westerners have a chance to see. Traveling with a male friend, in the guise of a couple on their honeymoon, Wearing set out on her own at every available opportunity. Looking for what lay beneath the media's representation of Iran, she found a country made up of welcoming, curious, warmhearted, ambitious men and women. With humor and compassion, Alison Wearing gives Iranians the chance to wander beyond headlines and stereotypes, and in doing so, reveals the poetry of their lives.

Synopsis:

With a love of travel, Alison Wearing invites us to journey with her to Iran--a country that few Westerners have a chance to see. Traveling with a male friend, in the guise of a couple on their honeymoon, Wearing set out on her own at every available opportunity. She went looking for what lay beneath the media's representation of Iran and found a country made up of welcoming, curious, warmhearted, ambitious men and women. With humor and compassion, Wearing gives Iranians the chance to wander beyond headlines and stereotypes, and in doing so, reveals the poetry of their lives--those whose lives extend beyond Western news stories of kidnapping, terrorism, veiled women, and Islamic fundamentalism.

About the Author

Alison Wearing is a journalist and travel writer. She lives in Canada, where she has received the National Magazine Award and the Western Canada Magazine Award. Honeymoon in Purdah is her first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312263447
Author:
Wearing, Alison
Publisher:
Picador USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Middle East - Iran
Subject:
Iran
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Journeys
Subject:
Iran Description and travel.
Subject:
Iran - Social life and customs - 20th century
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.75 in

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"Synopsis" by , With an Infectious Love of Travel, Alison Wearing invites us to journey with her to Iran — a country that few Westerners have a chance to see. Traveling with a male friend, in the guise of a couple on their honeymoon, Wearing set out on her own at every available opportunity. Looking for what lay beneath the media's representation of Iran, she found a country made up of welcoming, curious, warmhearted, ambitious men and women. With humor and compassion, Alison Wearing gives Iranians the chance to wander beyond headlines and stereotypes, and in doing so, reveals the poetry of their lives.
"Synopsis" by ,
With a love of travel, Alison Wearing invites us to journey with her to Iran--a country that few Westerners have a chance to see. Traveling with a male friend, in the guise of a couple on their honeymoon, Wearing set out on her own at every available opportunity. She went looking for what lay beneath the media's representation of Iran and found a country made up of welcoming, curious, warmhearted, ambitious men and women. With humor and compassion, Wearing gives Iranians the chance to wander beyond headlines and stereotypes, and in doing so, reveals the poetry of their lives--those whose lives extend beyond Western news stories of kidnapping, terrorism, veiled women, and Islamic fundamentalism.

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