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Publisher Description

From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour and When the Nines Roll Over and co-creator of the HBO series Game of Thrones, 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, the New York Times bestseller 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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2008
May 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

smkwo ,

Amazing

This is my favorite book of all time! It combines the horrors of the war with the innocence and stupidity of teenage boys. A must read for all who appreciate great books!

Jewtalian A's Fan ,

Very impressive.

One of the better books I have read in a long time. Dark, but filled with interesting vivid characters. You won’t be able to put this one down.

Donnushka ,

Brilliant!

A love story…a fictionalized biography…an exhilarating and sometimes horrifying buddy romp on the war-torn Russian/German front… Makes one realize and appreciate a human ability to survive!

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