City of Thieves (Hardcover)

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A great, sweeping story set in World War II Russia which is by turns funny and heartbreaking that will keep you up at night because you are so into the book. It shows that Benioff, now head writer for HBO's Game of Thrones. Earned his chops long before writing for the screen.

— Cody

May 2009 Indie Next List


“During the siege of Leningrad in WWII, two young men are sent on an improbable errand. The horror of war is only heightened by the lightness with which Benioff handles their evolving friendship and the grim task that evolves from their mission. Great characters and authentic historical background make this a surprisingly winning novel.”
— Russ Lawrence, Chapter One Book Store, Hamilton, MT

October 2009 Indie Next List


“I have just met two of the most likable and remarkable characters, Lev and Kolya, young Russian men trying to survive the Siege of Leningrad who are given a chance to save themselves from death if they can find a dozen eggs for the wedding cake of the daughter of a powerful and ruthless Russian colonel. Thus begins an odyssey that is at times disturbing, but the beauty of this novel is in the writing. It contains humor along with sadness, and these two men forge a friendship that is priceless.”
— Carol Katsoulis, Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL

October 2008 Indie Next List


“Set against the war-torn backdrop of Leningrad, two teenage boys end up, through stranger and stranger twists of fate, traveling cross-country to find a dozen eggs in exchange for their very lives. In the process, they learn more about human nature, both in themselves and others, than can possibly be explained. Wickedly funny and incredibly sad, it's far too short to be this lovely -- and yet it is.”
— Russ Marshalek, Wordsmiths Books, Decatur, GA

Description


Japanese edition of City of Thieves. Set in WW2 Russia, a 17-year-old boy is offered an impossible task in exchange for his life, the start of a very harsh yet very humorous and warm story of life. In Japanese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.
Product Details
ISBN: 9784150018382
ISBN-10: 4150018383
Publisher: Hayakawa Publishing/Tsai Fong Books
Publication Date: August 1st, 2010
Pages: 355
Language: Japanese