107 pages 3 hours read

Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2014

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Part 10, Chapters 148-165

Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Part 10: “12 August 1944”

Chapter 148 Summary: “Entombed”

Werner listens to the French girl read again. He takes the earphones over to Volkheimer and puts them on his head. He confesses that he found their transceiver, but that the supposed terrorist cell was an old man and this girl. Volkheimer doesn’t respond. Werner continues to listen to the girl read.

Chapter 149 Summary: “Fort National”

Etienne begs someone to help him with his niece. Even if the Germans were sympathetic, the city behind them is in flames and nothing can be done. When the fort is hit, Etienne just hunkers down until it is all over.

Chapter 150 Summary: “Captain Nemo’s Last Words”

Marie-Laure considers just handing the jewel over to the German and hoping that he will spare her, but she resolves to finish reading the book before deciding what to do next. 

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