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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery - Paperback - September 2008 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000003231)

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

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The Elegance of the Hedgehog

by Muriel Barbery

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  • paperback
Condition
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ISBN 10
1933372605
ISBN 13
9781933372600
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New York: Europa Editions, September 2008. Trade Paperback. Fine. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 325 pages. The book centers on a working-class concierge of an upscale apartment building in Paris, Renee Michel. She is an auto-didact of immense learning who deliberately conceals her intelligence. Her secret is discovered by a young resident of the building named Paloma. The novel is narrated alternately by each of these two characters.

Synopsis

The Elegance of the Hedgehog is a novel by the French novelist and professor of philosophy Muriel Barbery. The book follows events in the life of a concierge, Renée Michel, whose deliberately concealed intelligence is uncovered by an unstable but intellectually precocious girl named Paloma Josse. Paloma is the daughter of an upper-class family living in the upscale Parisian apartment building where Renée works.

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Bookseller
Books of the World US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000003231
Title
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Author
Muriel Barbery
Format/binding
Trade Paperback
Book condition
Used - Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
1933372605
ISBN 13
9781933372600
Publisher
Europa Editions
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
September 2008
Keywords
fiction, literature, contemporary, culture, philosophy, Paris, France
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction; France; Domestic and Family Fiction;
Size
8vo

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