City of Thieves: A Novel

By: David Benioff

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From the critically acclaimed author of "The 25th Hour "and "When the Nines Roll Over," 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.

Title: City of Thieves: A Novel

Author Name: David Benioff

Categories: Historical Fiction,

Publisher: Plume: March 2009

ISBN Number: 0452295297

ISBN Number 13: 9780452295292

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 68164

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