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ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE: THE POWELL'S "INDIESPENSABLE" LIMITED EDITION - Rare Fine Copy of The Limited Slipcased Edition: Signed by Anthony Doerr - SIGNED ON THE TITLE PAGE

Doerr, Anthony

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ISBN 10: 1476746583 / ISBN 13: 9781476746586
Published by New York City, NY: Scribner, 2014
Condition: As New Hardcover
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1st Printing. Signed. 535 pages. Published in 2014. The author's second breakthrough novel. One of the most important literary events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition, issued as a Powell's "Indiespensable" selection. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the regular trade edition and copies that are signed on a tipped-in page. Published in a small and limited print run as an "Indispensable" title whose limitation is not stated. The "Indiespensable" Limited Edition is now rare. The production is elegant: It comes in a blue cloth slipcase and with a bonus "Author Interview" Booklet that is available through this Special Edition only. Presents, in its most beautiful collectible format, Anthony Doerr's "All The Light We Cannot See". Masterpiece. "About a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer whose sentences never fail to thrill" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Anthony Doerr collectors. This copy of the Powell's "Indiespensable" Limited Slipcased Edition is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Anthony Doerr. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as most copies available online are. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few copies of the "Indiespensable" Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2015 for "All The Light We Cannot See". One of the most brilliant American novelists of our time. A fine collectible copy. ISBN 1476746583. Bookseller Inventory # 19394

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Title: ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE: THE POWELL'S "...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Scribner, 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure?s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum?s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure?s converge.

Doerr?s ?stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors? (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer ?whose sentences never fail to thrill? (Los Angeles Times).

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An Amazon Best Book of the Month, May 2014: Does the world need yet another novel about WWII? It does when the novel is as inventive and beautiful as this one by Anthony Doerr. In fact, All the Light We Cannot See--while set mostly in Germany and France before and during the war--is not really a ?war novel?. Yes, there is fear and fighting and disappearance and death, but the author?s focus is on the interior lives of his two characters. Marie Laure is a blind 14-year-old French girl who flees to the countryside when her father disappears from Nazi-occupied Paris. Werner is a gadget-obsessed German orphan whose skills admit him to a brutal branch of Hitler Youth. Never mind that their paths don?t cross until very late in the novel, this is not a book you read for plot (although there is a wonderful, mysterious subplot about a stolen gem). This is a book you read for the beauty of Doerr?s writing-- ?Abyss in her gut, desert in her throat, Marie-Laure takes one of the cans of food...?--and for the way he understands and cherishes the magical obsessions of childhood. Marie Laure and Werner are never quaint or twee. Instead they are powerful examples of the way average people in trying times must decide daily between morality and survival. --Sara Nelson

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