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All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

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All the Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr

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  • Hardcover
  • first
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ISBN 10
1476746583
ISBN 13
9781476746586
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Blue and teal boards with black writing on spine; top and bottom of book spine rumpled. Top of back board has slight ding; binding slightly pulled from top of book spine. Very small chips on front dust jacket corners where fold happens; also minor wear down front fold of dust jacket. Very small chips on back dust jacket corners where fold happens; very small chips on top and bottom of dust jacket spine. Tight binding and pages still look in excellent condition; cover price of $27.00 on front dust jacket fold.

Scribner First Edition; First Printing as indicated by complete number line ending in "1" on copyright page.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the San Francisco Chronicle lauds the author's "stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors" in this novel set in World War II Europe. Hardcover and original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Mylar cover.

Synopsis

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel 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 within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-LaureâÈçs agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure. DoerrâÈçs gorgeous combination of soaring imagination with observation is electric. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr 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 his most ambitious and dazzling work.

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On Apr 6 2018, a reader said:
A book so well written that you slow your pace to savour the words.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
DOERR007
Title
All the Light We Cannot See
Author
Anthony Doerr
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1476746583
ISBN 13
9781476746586
Publisher
Scribner
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
2014-05-06
Pages
219
Keywords
anthony doerr; all the light we cannot see
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