A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran

A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran

Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal


A Sliver of Light weaves a spellbinding story of hard-won survival on the intersection of braveness and love — the affection of buddies suffering to help each other in wretched situations, the unyielding bedrock of moms' love for his or her long-lost kids, and the fiercely demonstrated love of 3 humans for the relatives of humankind. it's a triumph of writing born of a triumph of being.” — Andrew Solomon, writer of Far from the Tree and The Noonday Demon
 
In summer time 2009, Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, and Sarah Shourd have been climbing within the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan after they unknowingly crossed into Iran and have been captured through a border patrol. Wrongly accused of espionage, the 3 american citizens finally chanced on themselves in Tehran’s notorious Evin felony, the place activists and protesters from the fairway circulation have been nonetheless being restrained and tortured. bring to a halt from the realm and trapped in a criminal black gap, Bauer, Fattal, and Shourd came upon that pooling their self-discipline and counting on each other was once the one approach they can survive.
In A Sliver of Light, the 3 eventually inform their facet of the tale. they provide an extraordinary glimpse within Iran at a time whilst figuring out this fractured kingdom hasn't ever been extra very important. yet past that, this memoir is a profoundly humane account of defiance, wish, and the fundamental energy of friendship.
 
“Riveting and priceless and illuminating in numerous unforeseen methods. The hikers have pulled off the virtually very unlikely job of constructing from their hellish adventure anything of attractiveness and grace.” — Dave Eggers
 
A Sliver of Light is the checklist of a human rights triumph, a relocating memoir by way of 3 people who chanced on the power to survive.” — San Jose Mercury News

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