From the critically acclaimed author of the 25th hour, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival ‚ai and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime.during the nazis‚ao brutal siege of leningrad, lev beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter named kolya. Instead of being executed, 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 soviet colonel to use in his daughter‚aos wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, lev and kolya embark on a hunt through the dire lawlessness of leningrad and behind enemy lines to find the impossible.by turns insightful and funny, thrilling and terrifying,city of thievesis a gripping, cinematic world war ii adventure and an intimate coming-of-age story with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men.
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