City of Thieves

by

David Benioff

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City of Thieves Symbols

Boots

One of the best ways for anyone to survive the brutal winter in and around Leningrad during the siege is to be in possession of a pair of warm boots. The state of one's boots…

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Chess

As a child Lev was a brilliant chess player, but wasn't able to reach the "higher plane" that would've allowed him to continue to be brilliant as an adult. Since chess is a strategy game…

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The Courtyard Hound, Radchenko, and Ushakovo

Throughout City of Thieves, Kolya is working on his novel, The Courtyard Hound, which follows the life of a man named Radchenko. Kolya invents the author Ushakovo so that he can discuss The

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