9780452295292

City of Thieves A Novel

  • ISBN 13:

    9780452295292

  • ISBN 10:

    0452295297

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/31/2009
  • Publisher: Plume

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Summary

From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival, and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime. During the Nazis' brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter named Kolya. Instead of being executed, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter's wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt through the dire lawlessness of Leningrad and behind enemy lines to find the impossible. By turns insightful and funny, thrilling and terrifying, City of Thieves is a gripping, cinematic World War II adventure and an intimate coming-of-age story with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men.

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