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 mountaineering in Iraqi Kurdistan after they unknowingly crossed into Iran and have been captured by means of a border patrol. Accused of espionage, the 3 american citizens eventually stumbled on themselves in Tehran's notorious Evin felony, the place they found that pooling their self-control and hoping on one another have been the single methods they can survive.
In this poignant memoir, "the hikers" eventually inform their aspect 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 superb alliances with their fellow prisoners or even a few of their captors, whereas their very own bonds with one another are verified and deepened. instructed via a daring and leading edge interweaving of the authors' 3 voices, here's a infrequent glimpse within Iran and a undying portrayal of problem and desire.
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It was so cold I didn’t want to take my gloves off to take the gum out of my mouth.