Characters - a Nazi soldier, a blind teenage girl, an eccentric cast of townspeople and military personnel alike
Point of view - primarily the soldier and the girl, flashback and 'present' day
Conflict - besides the actual war and occupation, the questions at the heart of the book are really 'what are we willing to do for what and in whom we believe?' and 'at what point does it become impossible to lie to yourself any longer?' and 'how much of our reality is based on what we see vs what we choose to believe we see?'
Seriously, go get it now. You won't regret reading this book that somehow paints a quiet dignity amid the backdrop of war for its characters who are so different from each other yet who really want the same ultimate thing we all want - to live a life that is enough.