Historical fiction, Blind -- Fiction, World War 1939-1945 -- Youth -- France -- Fiction, World War 1939-1945 -- Youth -- Germany -- Fiction, France -- History -- German occupation 1940-1945 -- Fiction, Saint-Malo (France) -- Fiction
Fic D652A 2015
All the light we cannot see : a novel / Anthony Doerr.
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.