All the light we cannot see : a novel / Anthony Doerr.Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2014Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.Description: 531 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781476746586.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Youth -- Germany -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- Youth -- France -- Fiction | Blind -- Fiction | France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Fiction | Saint-Malo (France) -- FictionDDC classification: 813/.6
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.