City of Thieves: A Novel by David Benioff

By David Benioff

From the significantly acclaimed writer of The twenty fifth Hour and whilst the Nines Roll Over, an enthralling novel approximately battle, braveness, survival — and a impressive friendship that ripples throughout a lifetime.

During the Nazis' brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into an analogous cellphone as a good-looking deserter named Kolya. rather than being achieved, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their very own lives by way of complying with an outrageous directive: safe a dozen eggs for a robust Soviet colonel to take advantage of in his daughter's marriage ceremony cake. In a urban bring to a halt from all offers and ache unimaginable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt throughout the dire lawlessness of Leningrad and at the back of enemy traces to discover the impossible.

By turns insightful and humorous, exciting and terrifying, the hot York occasions bestseller urban of Thieves is a gripping, cinematic international struggle II event and an intimate coming-of-age tale with an completely modern suppose for a way boys develop into males.

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Imagine the joy of the ubiquitous Graube at catching you red-handed on the street, during a brief sortie for food, when you were supposed to be in Yalta! 20 You and I While you tried to think of excuses for the delay in your departure, Graube unceremoniously put his arm around your waist and pulled you off the pavement. Another five steps and you were in a courtyard—an obvious trap— which was covered for some reason with piles of yellow snow. Graube must have been given authority for this. “I know, I know!

You have gone and I am left. I do not regret your death. I am sorry I can’t forget you. 1961 I 32 THE ICICLE A U T H O R ’S N O T E this story as a castaway tells of his distress. Sitting on a piece of wreckage, or stranded on a desert island, he throws a bottle with a letter into the stormy sea, in the hope that the waves and the wind will carry it to people who will read it and learn the truth long after its poor author is dead. But the question is: Will the bottle ever reach its desti­ nation?

I can see right through you,’ you said. That was a good one! Pulling my leg, weren’t you? Go down on my knees, if you like. No, it’s all right, I’m joking, don’t get mad at me. Just a token of esteem. I haven’t hurt your feelings, have I, old pal? It’s not be­ cause of Lida, is it? Forgive me, fool that I am. I’ll do anything for you. Let bygones be bygones. No hard feel­ ings, and all that. You know how it is. I’m old enough to be your father. I just got in first, like Christopher Colum­ bus.

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