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Muriel Barbery

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Muriel Barbery

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

2008, pp. 336, Paperback
ISBN: 9781933372600
Translated by: Alison Anderson
Region: France
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$ 15.00
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The book

"Renée Michel is the dumpy, nondescript, 54-year-old concierge of a small and exclusive Paris apartment building....

"Paloma Josse also lives in the building. Acutely intelligent, introspective and philosophical, this 12-year-old views the world as absurd and records her observations about it in her journal...

"These two characters provide the double narrative of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, and you will  this is going to sound corny  fall in love with both...

"Tender and satirical in its overall tone, yet most absorbing because of its reflections on the nature of beauty and art, the meaning of life and death.... The intelligent Muriel Barbery has served readers well by giving us the gently satirical, exceptionally winning and inevitably bittersweet Elegance of the Hedgehog." —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

The author

Muriel Barbery
Muriel Barbery is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Europa, 2008), Gourmet Rhapsody (Europa, 2009), and The Life of Elves (Europa, 2016). She has lived in Kyoto, Amsterdam, and Paris, and now lives in the French countryside.

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