Frequently Asked Questions about Anthony’s most recent novel
When did it come out?
May 6, 2014 in the U.S, May 8 in the U.K., and at various times in over forty foreign languages. You can order it at your local bookshop, Amazon, B&N, Powell’s, Books-A-Million, Waterstones or anywhere else books are sold. The audiobook edition, read by Zach Appelman, is available from Amazon, B&N, Audible, iTunes, and S&S.
What’s it about?
Radio, propaganda, a cursed diamond, children in Nazi Germany, puzzles, snails, the Natural History Museum in Paris, courage, fear, bombs, the magical seaside town of Saint-Malo in France, and the ways in which people, against all odds, try to be kind to one another.
What does the title mean?
It’s a reference first and foremost to all the light we literally cannot see: that is, the wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum that are beyond the ability of human eyes to detect (radio waves, of course, being the most relevant). It’s also a metaphorical suggestion that there are countless invisible stories still buried within World War II — that stories of ordinary children, for example, are a kind of light we do not typically see. Ultimately, the title is intended as a suggestion that we spend too much time focused on only a small slice of the spectrum of possibility.
Can I read some of it for free?
Learn more about the novel from this short video: