All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See


Anthony Doerr

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All the Light We Cannot See: 7. Grotto Summary & Analysis

Marie-Laure misses Madame Manec. In honor of Manec, she continues visiting the bakery to pick up bread for Etienne. Although she’s exhilarated by her participation in the resistance, she can’t help but think of Daniel as well. She imagines reuniting with him one day. She remembers him saying, “I will never leave you, not in a million years.”
Marie-Laure can’t forget her father’s words, and deep down, she believes that she’ll be reunited with him one day. It’s not clear how—or if—this is going to happen, but given Doerr’s style and the other characters’ track records, a reunion seems rather unlikely.
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