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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 time 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 via a border patrol. Accused of espionage, the 3 american citizens eventually came across themselves in Tehran's notorious Evin legal, the place they found that pooling their strength of mind and hoping on one another have been the single methods they can survive.

In this poignant memoir, "the hikers" ultimately 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 impressive alliances with their fellow prisoners or even a few of their captors, whereas their very own bonds with one another are validated and deepened. instructed via a daring and cutting edge interweaving of the authors' 3 voices, here's a infrequent glimpse within Iran and a undying portrayal of hassle and desire.

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Thus they know more than he does about various episodes, except for the tragic event itself. They are reluctant to tell their friend what they know for fear of arousing the terrible anguish he experienced at the time of the event and immediately following it. Above all, they may wish to keep from him the malign comments of certain sections of the press (especially if he is someone 'well known'), as well as the reactions of other people and perhaps in particular the silence of certain close friends.

I also consulted specialists in pharmacology and medical biology on important points. Naturally, I read most of the articles which appeared in the press at the time of my wife's murder, in France and in other countries where I am known. I could see that the press behaved very properly', with a few rare exceptions (their motives being clearly political). Thus I did what no one else has either wanted or been able to do before: I gathered together and collated all the available 'information' as if it related to someone else, and looked at it in the light of my own experience and vice versa.

The grey light of a November morning - it was almost nine o'clock on Sunday the sixteenth filtered through the tall window to the left, on to the end of the bed. The window was framed by a pair of very old Empire red curtains which had hung there a long time, tattered with age and burnt by the sun. Helene, also in a dressing-gown, lay before me on her back. Her pelvis was resting on the edge of the bed, her legs dangled on the carpet. Kneeling beside her, leaning across her body, I was massaging her neck.

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