The Resource City of thieves, David Benioff

City of thieves, David Benioff

Label
City of thieves
Title
City of thieves
Statement of responsibility
David Benioff
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
City of thieves, David Benioff
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City of thieves, David Benioff
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
489291
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780340977392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
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System control number
  • (Sirsi) NP489291
  • 12127549
  • (OCoLC)219987972

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