The elegance of the hedgehog
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New York : Europa Editions, 2008.
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325 pages ; 21 cm
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Published
New York : Europa Editions, 2008.
Format
Book
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 8.1, 15 Points

Notes

General Note
Translated from the French.
Description
"In an elegant hôtel particulier in Paris, Renée, the concierge, is all but invisible—short, plump, middle-aged, with bunions on her feet and an addiction to television soaps. Her only genuine attachment is to her cat, Leo. In short, she’s everything society expects from a concierge at a bourgeois building in an upscale neighborhood. But Renée has a secret: she furtively, ferociously devours art, philosophy, music, and Japanese culture. With biting humor, she scrutinizes the lives of the tenants—her inferiors in every way except that of material wealth. Paloma is a twelve-year-old who lives on the fifth floor. Talented and precocious, she’s come to terms with life’s seeming futility and decided to end her own on 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 culture, a good but not outstanding student, an obedient if obstinate daughter. Paloma and Renée hide their true talents and finest qualities from a world they believe cannot or will not appreciate them. But after a wealthy Japanese man named Ozu arrives in the building, they will begin to recognize each other as kindred souls, in a novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us." --publisher's website
Awards
"2007 French booksellers prize"--P. [4] of cover.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Barbery, M., & Anderson, A. (2008). The elegance of the hedgehog . Europa Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Barbery, Muriel, 1969- and Alison Anderson. 2008. The Elegance of the Hedgehog. Europa Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Barbery, Muriel, 1969- and Alison Anderson. The Elegance of the Hedgehog Europa Editions, 2008.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Barbery, Muriel, and Alison Anderson. The Elegance of the Hedgehog Europa Editions, 2008.

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