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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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Full title invisible life of ivan isaenko
Author stambach scott
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display_description "The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko is comic and staggeringly tragic, often both in a single sentence ... A grittier, Eastern European, more grown-up The Fault in Our Stars."--Eowyn Ivey, author of The Snow Child. Seventeen-year-old Ivan Isaenko is a life-long resident of the Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill Children in Belarus. Born deformed, yet mentally keen with a frighteningly sharp wit, strong intellect, and a voracious appetite for books, Ivan is forced to interact with the world through the vivid prism of his mind. 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. That is until a new resident named Polina arrives at the hospital. At first, Ivan resents Polina. She steals his books. She challenges his routine. The nurses like her. She is exquisite. But 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. "Ivan Isaenko is a beautiful, heartbreaking, and hilarious novel whose closest literary relative might be One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ... will appeal to any reader with a beating heart - a true gem." --Nickolas Butler, author of Shotgun Lovesongs "--
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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