All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See


Anthony Doerr

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All the Light We Cannot See: 9. Antenna Summary & Analysis

Eight soldiers are permanently installed at the Hotel of Bees, including Werner, Volkheimer, and Bernd. Werner continues to listen to the radio broadcast he remembers from his youth, and never mentions this to his superiors. Although the broadcasts are about French military matters, the music is the same, and Werner thinks back to his childhood in the orphanage as he listens. Werner calculates where the broadcast is coming from—a large, tall house near the water. He decides to visit the building, immediately.
It’s not clear what Werner is planning to do at Etienne’s house—Werner himself probably doesn’t know. It’s as if the inexorable forces of fate (and storyline) are finally drawing Werner and Marie-Laure together, and there’s nothing he can do to stop it.
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