By Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, Sarah Shourd
3 younger americans captured via Iranian forces and held in captivity for 2 years inform their story.In summer season 2009, Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, and Sarah Shourd have been mountain climbing in Iraqi Kurdistan after they unknowingly crossed into Iran and have been captured by way of a border patrol. Accused of espionage, the 3 americans finally stumbled on themselves in Tehran's notorious Evin legal, the place they found that pooling their strength of mind and counting on one another have been the one methods they can survive.
In this poignant memoir, "the hikers" ultimately inform their part of the tale. They recount the deception that lured them into Iran within the first position and describe the mental torment of interrogation and solitary confinement. We stick with them as they make marvelous alliances with their fellow prisoners or even a few of their captors, whereas their very own bonds with one another are validated and deepened. informed via a daring and leading edge interweaving of the authors' 3 voices, here's a infrequent glimpse within Iran and a undying portrayal of trouble and desire.
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A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran by Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, Sarah Shourd