All the Light We Cannot See - Part Zero: 7 August, 1944: Chapters 1-8 Summary & Analysis

Anthony Doerr
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It is August 7th, 1944 and leaflets are dropped over the houses of Saint-Malo warning people to leave their homes and head for open country. American artillery is being dropped to the east and behind them. At midnight, bombers cross the channel but in a tall, slim house on rue Vauborel a blind sixteen year old girl is oblivious to their warnings. Unable to sleep, she opens the window and while the sounds of the planes are louder, there are no other sounds at all. She hears a flapping sound and finds one of the leaflets caught on the shutter. Marie should be hurrying downstairs but instead her fingers continue to walk along the streets of her model, remembering. She finds their home and presses on the door which lifts the house out of the model. The floor is beginning to...

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