A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl anda German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try tosurvive the devastation of World War II Open your eyes and see whatyou can with them before they close forever.Æ For Marie-Laure, blindsince the age of six, the world is full of mazes. The miniature of aParis neighbourhood, made by her father to teach her the way home. The microscopic layers within the invaluable diamond that her fatherguards in the Museum of Natural History. The walled city by the sea,where father and daughter take refuge when the Nazis invade Paris. And a future which draws her ever closer to Werner, a German orphan,destined to labour in the mines until a broken radio fills his lifewith possibility and brings him to the notice of the Hitler Youth. Inthis magnificent, deeply moving novel, the stories of Marie-Laure andWerner illuminate the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.