A Sliver of Light

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A Sliver of Light

Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran

By Shane Bauer; Joshua Fattal; Sarah Shourd

Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780547985534, 339pp.

Publication Date: March 18, 2014

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ThreeyoungAmericans captured by Iranian forces and held in captivity for twoyears tell their story.

In summer 2009, Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, and Sarah Shourd were hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan when they unknowingly crossed into Iran and were captured by a border patrol.Accused of espionage, the three Americans ultimately found themselves in Tehran's infamous Evin Prison, where they discovered that pooling their strength of will and relying on each other were the only ways they could survive.

In this poignant memoir, the hikers finally tell their side of the story. They recount the deception that lured them into Iran in the first place and describe the psychological torment of interrogation and solitary confinement. We follow them as they make surprising alliances with their fellow prisoners and even some of their captors, while their own bonds with each other are tested and deepened. Told through a bold and innovative interweaving of the authors three voices, here is a rare glimpse inside Iran and a timeless portrayal of hardship and hope.



NPR
Friday, Mar 14, 2014

In their memoir Sliver of Light, Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal explain how they were captured on a road that bordered Iran, accused of spying and imprisoned for two years. More at NPR.org

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