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By Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, Sarah Shourd

3 younger american citizens captured via 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 after they unknowingly crossed into Iran and have been captured by means of a border patrol. Accused of espionage, the 3 american citizens finally stumbled 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 one methods they can survive.

In this poignant memoir, "the hikers" eventually inform their part 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 keep on with them as they make brilliant alliances with their fellow prisoners or even a few of their captors, whereas their very own bonds with one another are proven and deepened. advised via a daring and cutting edge interweaving of the authors' 3 voices, here's a infrequent glimpse inside of Iran and a undying portrayal of complication and wish.

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