107 pages 3 hours read

Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2014

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Part 2, Chapters 32-36

Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Part 2: “8 August 1944”

Chapter 32 Summary: “Saint-Malo”

The bombs create a firestorm inside the ancient city. In parts of the city the flames reach 300 feet into the sky. The Hotel of Bees is hit by at least one bomb.

Chapter 33 Summary: “Number 4 rue Vauborel”

Marie-Laure curls up under her bed, with the blue diamond in one hand and the little house in the other as the bombs rain down on the city. Her ears are assaulted by the noise of the bombs. She smells fire and smoke, as the city burns around her.

Chapter 34 Summary: “Hotel of Bees”

Werner is thrown by the concussion during the bombing. His hearing is destroyed. He tries to gather his wits to check on the radio and his companions in the basement: the engineer Walter Bernd and Frank Volkheimer.

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