In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
By 2013, Iranians were suffocating, as though the streets had become narrower, the buildings taller, the dirty air thicker. In electing Hassan Rouhani, they chose a new, reformist leader, burying the days when a Holocaust-denying president had pushed Iran to the edge of economic collapse and conflict. But the nation hasn't quite broken free.
Iranians are trying to move on, yet the Islamic Republic remains a prisoner of the past, plagued by US sanctions, a broken economy and the threat of war. After 2016, Donald Trump's presidency derailed the future of millions of people. How have Iranians met these challenges? What future do they imagine now? Has Iran missed its best chance for real change?
Crooked Alleys explores Iran during some of its darkest days, but also its most hopeful.
'[Crooked Alleys] is a mine of little-reported information about Iranian society.' - Labour Hub
'As one of only a handful of correspondents based in Iran, Soraya Lennie offers a unique view of that country. A vivid portrait of Iranians, their hopes and struggles, at a turning point in Iran's long history. Indispensable reading.' - Jason Rezaian, Opinions Writer, The Washington Post, and author of Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison
'In this powerful and insightful narrative, Lennie uses the voices of Iranians themselves-articulate, beautiful and very often damning-to chart the modern unravelling of Iran's Islamic Revolution. Based on superb on-the-ground reporting, Crooked Alleys captures how Iranians cope, caught between US sanctions and the threat of war, and their own leaders' vicious infighting, corruption and negligence.' - Scott Peterson, author of Let the Swords Encircle Me: Iran-A Journey Behind the Headlines