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City of Thieves

City of Thieves

(2008)
A novel by

 
As wise and funny as it is thrilling and original - the story of two young men on an impossible adventure

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.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Library Binding
Title: City of Thieves
Author(s): David Benioff
ISBN: 1-4420-0229-8 / 978-1-4420-0229-6 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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September 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: City of Thieves (Basic)
Author(s): David Benioff
ISBN: 1-4104-0926-0 / 978-1-4104-0926-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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June 2008 : UK Hardback
Title: City of Thieves
Author(s): David Benioff
ISBN: 0-340-82230-9 / 978-0-340-82230-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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May 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: City of Thieves: A Novel
Author(s): David Benioff
ISBN: 0-670-01870-8 / 978-0-670-01870-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking / Penguin
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Paperback Editions

June 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: City of Thieves
Author(s): David Benioff
ISBN: 0-340-97739-6 / 978-0-340-97739-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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March 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: City of Thieves: A Novel
Author(s): David Benioff
ISBN: 0-452-29529-7 / 978-0-452-29529-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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March 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: City of Thieves
Author(s): David Benioff
ISBN: 0-340-82231-7 / 978-0-340-82231-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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March 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: City of Thieves
Author(s): David Benioff
ISBN: 0-452-29531-9 / 978-0-452-29531-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Lcc Us
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June 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: City of Thieves
Author(s): David Benioff
ISBN: 0-340-92315-6 / 978-0-340-92315-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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Audio Editions

May 2008 : UK Audio CD
Title: City of Thieves
Author(s): David Benioff
ISBN: 0-14-314347-6 / 978-0-14-314347-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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May 2008 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: City of Thieves
Author(s): David Benioff
ISBN: 1-4332-4748-8 / 978-1-4332-4748-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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May 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: City of Thieves
Author(s): David Benioff
ISBN: 1-4332-4749-6 / 978-1-4332-4749-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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May 2008 : USA MP3 CD
Title: City of Thieves
Author(s): David Benioff
ISBN: 1-4332-4750-X / 978-1-4332-4750-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : UK Kindle edition
Title: City of Thieves
Author(s): David Benioff
Publisher: Sceptre
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May 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: City of Thieves: A Novel
Author(s): David Benioff
Publisher: Penguin Books
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