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The invisible life of Ivan Isaenko: A Novel

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The Fault In Our Stars meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Seventeen-year-old Ivan Isaenko is a life-long resident of the Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill Children in Belarus. For the most part, every day is exactly the same for Ivan, which is why he turns everything into a game, manipulating people and events around him for his own amusement.

Until Polina arrives.

She steals his books. She challenges his routine. The nurses like her.

She is exquisite. Soon, he cannot help being drawn to her and the two forge a romance that is tenuous and beautiful and everything they never dared dream of. Before, he survived by being utterly detached from things and people. Now, Ivan wants something more: Ivan wants Polina to live.

This program features a bonus interview with the author.

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9781250081865
9781427280336
9781410496867
9781250081889
9781427284624
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Full title invisible life of ivan isaenko
Author stambach scott
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Last Update 2018-05-26 23:36:46PM
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Belarus -- Fiction, Children -- Hospitals -- Fiction, Critically ill children -- Fiction, Humorous fiction, Large type books, Love stories, Romance fiction, Teenage boys -- Fiction, Teenagers with disabilities -- Fiction
title_display The invisible life of Ivan Isaenko
title_full The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko A Novel, The invisible life of Ivan Isaenko / Scott Stambach, The invisible life of Ivan Isaenko [sound recording] : a novel / Scott Stambach, The invisible life of Ivan Isaenko [text (large print)] / Scott Stambach
title_short The invisible life of Ivan Isaenko
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Children, Critically ill children, Fiction, Hospitals, Large type books, Literature, Teenage boys, Teenagers with disabilities