City of thieves: a novel

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As wise and funny as it is thrilling and original—the story of two young men on an impossible adventure A writer visits his retired grandparents in Florida to document their experience during the infamous siege of Leningrad. His grandmother won’t talk about it, but his grandfather reluctantly consents. The result is the captivating odyssey of two young men trying to survive against desperate odds. Lev Beniov considers himself “built for deprivation.” He’s small, smart, and insecure, a Jewish virgin too young for the army, who spends his nights working as a volunteer firefighter with friends from his building. When a dead German paratrooper lands in his street, Lev is caught looting the body and dragged to jail, fearing for his life. He shares his cell with the charismatic and grandiose Kolya, a handsome young soldier arrested on desertion charges. Instead of the standard bullet in the back of the head, 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 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 to find the impossible. A search that takes them through the dire lawlessness of Leningrad and the devastated surrounding countryside creates an unlikely bond between this earnest, lust-filled teenager and an endearing lothario with the gifts of a conman. Set within the monumental events of history, City of Thieves is an intimate coming-of-age tale with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men.
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New York :Plume,[2009], 2008.
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2018-01-26Baker & TaylorRFL12008-09-06FICTIONRFL
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New York :Penguin Audio,p2008.
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9780670018703
9781433247491
9780143143475
9780452295292
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UG
Level 5.9, 13 Points
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910L
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Domestic fiction, Grandparent and child -- Fiction, Reminiscing in old age -- Fiction, Russians -- Fiction, Russians -- United States -- Fiction, Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- History -- Siege, 1941-1944, Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- History -- Siege, 1941-1944 -- Fiction, Survival -- Fiction, Survival skills -- Fiction
title_display City of thieves : a novel
title_full City of thieves : a novel / David Benioff, City of thieves [CD] / David Benioff, City of thieves [CD] : David Benioff
title_short City of thieves :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Domestic fiction, Grandparent and child, History, Reminiscing in old age, Russians, Survival, Survival skills