All the light we cannot see.
Publication year: 2015
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Fourth Estate, 2015.
ISBN: 0008138303 9780008138301 (pbk): 8.99
Originally published: 2014.
Marie-Laure has been blind since the age of six. Her father builds a perfect miniature of their Paris neighbourhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. But when the Nazis invade, father and daughter flee with a dangerous secret. Werner is a German orphan, destined to labour in the same mine that claimed his father's life, until he discovers a knack for engineering. His talent wins him a place at a brutal military academy, but his way out of obscurity is built on suffering. At the same time, far away in a walled city by the sea, an old man discovers new worlds without ever setting foot outside his home. But all around him, impending danger closes in. Doerr's combination of soaring imagination and meticulous observation is electric.
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A really good read with some terrific, unexpected twists. Don't miss the last few chapters.
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