City of Thieves - David Benioff

Imagine Michael Chabon sitting down to write Crime and Punishment and you’ll get an idea of the tone of this darkly comic, Russian adventure.  City Of Thieves (Plume, $15) follows two young men as they struggle through besieged Leningrad trying to find a dozen eggs for a wedding cake.   Lev is a brooding teenager based on author David Benioff’s grandfather, and Kolya is a freewheeling soldier who considers himself a writer. In a world where even the glue in book bindings might provide sustenance, our heroes set out on a fool’s errand, indeed, one that turns into an incredibly perilous crusade as the pair encounters starving butchers, beautiful partisans, and brutal Germans.  You’ll want to read it all in one sitting.

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ISBN: 9780452295292
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Published: Penguin Books - March 31st, 2009