excerpt | he says, "you are very brave."

She lowers the bucket. "What is your name?"
He tells her.
She says, "When I lost my sight Werner, people said I was brave. When my father left, people said I was brave. But it is not bravery; I have no choice. I wake up and live my life. Don't you do the same?"
He says, "Not in years. But today. Today maybe I did.” 

doerr, a (2014) all the light we cannot see

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