A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran by Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, Sarah Shourd

By Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, Sarah Shourd

3 younger americans captured through 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 once they unknowingly crossed into Iran and have been captured by way of a border patrol. Accused of espionage, the 3 american citizens finally chanced on themselves in Tehran's notorious Evin felony, the place they found that pooling their strength of mind and counting on one another have been the single methods they can survive.

In this poignant memoir, "the hikers" eventually inform their facet 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 staggering alliances with their fellow prisoners or even a few of their captors, whereas their very own bonds with one another are demonstrated and deepened. advised via a daring and cutting edge interweaving of the authors' 3 voices, here's a infrequent glimpse within Iran and a undying portrayal of problem and wish.

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I bled. ” “Your dad won’t fix it,” Mom added. “You should watch where you’re going,” Dad said. ” Later that day, I too scraped against that nail and blood dotted up along the thin scratch. None of us made a move to remove the nail ourselves, though. My parents had bought the lake house and started spending weekends there when I was in college. My brothers, aunts, uncles, and cousins scheduled visits; I didn’t. I was busy with classes, my job, and my boyfriend, and increasingly tired of jokes about my supposed inability to park a car or distinguish stars from streetlights—jokes that had become family habit.

Rain blurs all the streetlights. I haven’t been in the old apartment at night since the one Shelley spent with me. I know rationally just as I knew then that the Flashlight Man won’t be there waiting. I’ll go in quickly, leave quickly, and soon I’ll be safe in my own standard-sized bed in my own new upstairs apartment with steel doors and deadbolts and chains and window rods—my new apartment with oversized windows without curtains or blinds yet, all that dark glass opening my life up to the world.

In a glass case there were two smiling china doll heads that gave me the creeps. ” Aunt Shirley asked Jody. To me, she said, “You never liked dolls. ” “I did too,” I said, but nobody was listening. Ghostwriting Before that summer, I’d read hundreds of pioneer stories and biographies like the Childhoods of Famous Americans series, orange-spined books with silhouette illustrations that told unambiguous stories about well-known people. No turmoil, no violent impulses, no knotted-up stomachs or cruel thoughts.

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