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The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko - Scott Stambach
The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko
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A hilarious, heartwrenching, and powerful debut novel about a disabled boy who finds love and hope in a Russian hospital.Seventeen-year-old Ivan Isaenko is a life-long resident of the Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill Children in Belarus. Born severely deformed, yet mentally keen with a... show more
A hilarious, heartwrenching, and powerful debut novel about a disabled boy who finds love and hope in a Russian hospital.Seventeen-year-old Ivan Isaenko is a life-long resident of the Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill Children in Belarus. Born severely deformed, yet mentally keen with a frighteningly sharp wit, strong intellect, and a voracious appetite for books, Ivan is for
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250081865 (1250081866)
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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the dilemma of reading
the dilemma of reading rated it
4.0 The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko/Scott Stambach
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 ar...
Scarlet's Web
Scarlet's Web rated it
4.5 Review: The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko by Scott Stambach
"...from what little I know of the outside world, I am fairly certain that my comrades and I live in hell. For most of us, the hell is in our bodies; for others, the hell is in our heads. And there is no mistaking that, for each of us, hell is in the empty, clinical, perfectly adequate, smudgy, off-...
Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it
4.0 The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko
"I’m seventeen years old, approximately male, and I live in an asylum for mutant children."Every once in a while, I like to read something that is out of my comfort zone. I’m not even entirely sure why I requested this one from NetGalley, but I liked the title and the cover, so what the hell, I gave...
debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it
#INVISIBLELIFEOFIVANISAENKO What a beautiful story. Not necessarily for the characters but for the readers. This story hit every emotion that I had. I felt so much just reading this story. Apparently this was a true story and I felt so much just living life through Ivan's eyes. We sometimes forget...
Ruined by Reading
Ruined by Reading rated it
4.0 Faulty Stars
Ivan Isaenko is trapped. Trapped in his mutated body, trapped in the Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill Children, and trapped in the world he has built in his mind. He is well-read, self-deprecating, and intensely practical. Never having known any life other than that inside the hospital, Ivan develops ...
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