107 pages 3 hours read

Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2014

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Part 0, Chapters 1-8

Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Part 0: “7 August 1944”

Chapter 1 Summary: “Leaflets”

Leaflets fall from the sky, warning inhabitants to depart the city immediately for open country.

Chapter 2 Summary: “Bombers”

American bombers arrive from across the sea, approaching a walled city on the coast.

Chapter 3 Summary: “The Girl”

A sightless, 16-year-old girl named Marie-Laure LeBlanc kneels in her room in the house at Number 4 rue Vauborel. She has filled two buckets with water, along with the bathtub. She explores a miniature of the city by touch. The drone of airplanes grows louder.

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