City of Thieves

200906 City of ThievesBrilliant book:  read it …!

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 wiht an outrageous directive:  secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter’s wedding cake.  IN a ciyt 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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