All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See


Anthony Doerr

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All the Light We Cannot See: 5. Letter #10: Daniel LeBlanc to His Daughter Summary & Analysis

Daniel LeBlanc sends Marie-Laure a letter in which he tells her that her parcels have arrived, containing a toothbrush, soap, etc. Unfortunately, the guards wouldn’t let Daniel keep the soap. He tells his daughter that he dreams about being back in the museum. He remembers making Marie-Laure models for her birthday, and ends the letter by thanking the “brave soul” who takes his letters to Saint-Malo.
It’s clear that Daniel loves his daughter more than anything, and he doesn’t even regret making her the models that got him arrested in the first place. Once again, it’s unclear how much of what he’s saying is the truth, and how much he’s making up so that Marie-Laure won’t worry too much.
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