The elegance of the hedgehog [electronic resource]. Muriel Barbery.
- ISBN: 9781609450137 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Date Published: 2008.
|Summary, etc.:|| Renee is the concierge of a grand Parisian apartment building, home to members of the great and the good. Over the years she has maintained her carefully constructed persona as someone reliable but totally uncultivated, in keeping, she feels, with society's expectations of what a concierge should be. But beneath this facade lies the real Renee: passionate about culture and the arts, and more knowledgeable in many ways than her employers with their outwardly successful but emotionally void lives. Down in her lodge, apart from weekly visits by her one friend Manuela, Renee lives resigned to her lonely lot with only her cat for company. Meanwhile, several floors up, twelve-year-old Paloma Josse is determined to avoid the pampered and vacuous future laid out for her, and decides to end her life on her thirteenth birthday. But unknown to them both, the sudden death of one of their privileged neighbours will dramatically alter their lives forever. By turn moving and hilarious, this...
|Target Audience Note:|| Text Difficulty 7
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
8.1 ATOS Level
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Europa Editions, 2008. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 627 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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