Sex and Lies
Penguin Random House

Sex and Lies


Sex and Lies: True Stories of Women's Intimate Lives in the Arab World.

A fearless exposé of the secrets and lies of women’s intimate lives, by the bestselling author of The Perfect Nanny and Adèle.

Leila Slimani was in her native Morocco promoting her novel Adèle, about a woman addicted to sex, when she began meeting women who confided the dark secrets of their sexual lives. In Morocco, adultery, abortion, homosexuality, prostitution, and sex outside of marriage are all punishable by law, and women have only two choices: They can be wives or virgins. Sex and Lies combines vivid, often harrowing testimonies with Slimani’s passionate and intelligent commentary to make a galvanizing case for a sexual revolution in the Arab world.

ISBN: 9780143133766
Trade Paperback: 176 pages.
Size: 7.8" x 5.1" x 0.5"