The elegance of the hedgehog
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Published:
New York : Europa Editions, c2008.
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Aurora Hills Adult Fiction
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The international bestseller that has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. The Elegance of the Hedgehog is a moving, funny, atmospheric novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us. We are in an elegant hôtel particulier in the center of Paris. Renée, the building's concierge, is short, ugly, and plump. She has bunions on her feet. She is cantankerous and addicted to television soaps. Her only genuine attachment is to her cat, Leo. In short, she is everything society expects from a concierge at a bourgeois building in a posh Parisian neighborhood. But Renée has a secret: she is a ferocious autodidact who furtively devours art, philosophy, music, and Japanese culture. With biting humor she scrutinizes the lives of the building's tenants—her inferiors in every way except that of material wealth.  Then there's Paloma, a super-smart twelve-year-old and the youngest daughter of the Josses, who live on the fifth floor. Talented, precocious, and startingly lucid, she has come to terms with life's seeming futility and has decided to end her own on the day of her thirteenth birthday. Until then she will continue hiding her extraordinary intelligence behind a mask of mediocrity, acting the part of an average pre-teen high on pop subculture, a good but not an outstanding student, an obedient if obstinate daughter.Paloma and Renée hide both their true talents and their finest qualities from a world they suspect cannot or will not appreciate them. They discover their kindred souls when a wealthy Japanese man named Ozu arrives in the building. Only he is able to gain Paloma's trust and to see through Renée's timeworn disguise to the secret that haunts her.
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Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
325 pages ; 21 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781933372600, 1933372605
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 8.1, 15 Points

Notes

General Note
"2007 French booksellers prize"--P. [4] of cover.
Description
The lives of fifty-four-year-old concierge Rene Michel and extremely bright, suicidal twelve-year-old Paloma Josse are transformed by the arrival of a new tenant, Kakuro Ozu.
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Translated from the French.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Barbery, M. (2008). The elegance of the hedgehog. New York: Europa Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Barbery, Muriel, 1969-. 2008. The Elegance of the Hedgehog. New York: Europa Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Barbery, Muriel, 1969-, The Elegance of the Hedgehog. New York: Europa Editions, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Barbery, Muriel. The Elegance of the Hedgehog. New York: Europa Editions, 2008. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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