All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See


Anthony Doerr

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All the Light We Cannot See: 1. Letter #1: Jutta Summary & Analysis

Jutta writes a letter to the Frenchman who broadcasts about science. Jutta and Werner have discovered that the Frenchman is no longer broadcasting regularly. Jutta asks the Frenchman if he’ll start broadcasting again, and adds that it’s not a criminal offense for Germans to listen to foreign broadcasts. She also mentions that Werner doesn’t know she’s sending this letter.
In the first of many letters-as-chapters in the novel, we see the extent of Werner’s enthusiasm for the Frenchman’s radio broadcasts—he derives so much pleasure from them that Jutta wants to help Werner by bringing them back.
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