City of thieves : a novel (Book, 2008) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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City of thieves : a novel

Author: David Benioff
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Benioff
ISBN: 9780670018703 0670018708 9780340923153 0340923156 9780452295292 0452295297
OCLC Number: 174501967
Awards: Alex Award, 2009.
Description: 258 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: David Benioff.

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The long-awaited new novel by the critically-acclaimed author of THE 25TH HOUR - and one of Hollywood's brightest screenwriting stars.  Read more...
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The book's eight stories are written with both a literary writer's care and a film writer's instinct for courting his readers or viewers. He hooks them, reels them in and does his best to make them Read more...

 
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Good action film screenplay

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2010-09-02) Good Permalink

This book does not have profound depth or avant-garde style. It is a cleanly and effectively written action novel set in besieged Leningrad in 1943. The protagonist is a Jewish teen-ager whose father had been a poet and who had been killed by the authorities....
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