City of Thieves A Novel, by Benioff, David
Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
- ISBN: 9780452295292 | 0452295297
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 3/31/2009
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.