Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: May 6, 2014
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1476746605
ISBN - 13: 9781476746609
From the Publisher
From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr,
the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times
bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths
collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation
of World War II.
Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of
Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of
locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father
builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can
memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve,
the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled
citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure's reclusive great-uncle
lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might
be the museum's most valuable and dangerous jewel.
In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his
younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner
becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new
instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for
Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance.
More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner
travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo,
where his story and Marie-Laure's converge.
Doerr's "stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors"
(San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Deftly
interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates
the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.
Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is a
magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer "whose sentences
never fail to thrill" (Los Angeles Times).