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- ISBN: 1440630585 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 9781440630583 (electronic bk.)
1 online resource (272 p.)
1 online resource.
- Publisher: [S.l.] : Penguin Group US, 2008.
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|Summary, etc.:||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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