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A Sliver of Light

Three Americans Imprisoned In Iran

By Shane Bauer

Three young Americans captured by Iranian forces and held in captivity for two years 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.


Format: Book
Author: Bauer, Shane
Summary: "Three young Americans captured by Iranian forces and held in captivity for two years 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: A sliver of light : three Americans imprisoned in Iran / Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, Sarah Shourd.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014]
Subject: Bauer, Shane -- Imprisonment. Fattal, Josh -- Imprisonment. Shourd, Sarah -- Imprisonment. Ivīn (Prison) Political prisoners -- Iran -- Biography. Americans -- Iran -- Biography. Hikers -- Iraq -- Biography.
Isbn: 9780547985534 (hbk.) 0547985533 (hbk.)
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System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: 365.45092 Bau
Oclc: 864545848
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Bib Id: 504885

Format: Book
Author: Bauer, Shane.
Summary: "Three young Americans captured by Iranian forces and held in captivity for two years 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: A sliver of light : three Americans imprisoned in Iran / Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, Sarah Shourd.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014]
Description: 339 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Bauer, Shane -- Imprisonment.
Subjects: Fattal, Josh -- Imprisonment.
Subjects: Shourd, Sarah -- Imprisonment.
Subjects: Ivīn (Prison)
Subjects: Political prisoners -- Iran -- Biography.
Subjects: Americans -- Iran -- Biography.
Subjects: Hikers -- Iraq -- Biography.
Other Author: Fattal, Josh.
Other Author: Shourd, Sarah.
Notes: "An Eamon Dolan book."
LCCN: 2013049037
ISBN: 9780547985534 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0547985533 (hbk.)
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 365.45092 Bau