City of Thieves (Paperback)
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Short Description for City of Thieves A thrilling novel from the critically-acclaimed author of THE 25TH HOUR and one of Hollywood's brightest screenwriting stars.
- Published: 01 June 2009
- Format: Paperback 400 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780340977392 ISBN 10: 0340977396
- Sales rank: 18,694
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Full description for City of Thieves
Four months into the siege of Leningrad, the city is starving. Seventeen-year-old Lev fears for his life when he is arrested for looting the body of a dead German paratrooper, while his charismatic cellmate, Kolya, a handsome young soldier arrested for desertion, seems bizarrely unafraid. Dawn brings, instead of an execution squad, an impossible challenge. Lev and Kolya can find a dozen eggs for an NKVD colonel to use for his daughter's wedding cake, and live. Or fail, and die. In the depths of the coldest winter in history, through a city cut off from all supplies and suffering appalling deprivation, man and boy embark on an absurd hunt. Their search will take them through desolate, lawless Leningrad and the devastated countryside surrounding it, in the captivating journey of two men trying to survive against desperate odds.