The Elegance of the Hedgehog

By Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson (Translator)

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In a lavish apartment building in the centre of Paris live Renée and Paloma. Renée –at first glance a stereotypical concierge – hides her highly cultured and intelligent persona from public view. Paloma, a precocious, 12-year-old, has decided to commit suicide on her 13th birthday. Their paths have never crossed until a wealthy Japanese man moves into the building. You need to read more to find out the rest.

Perfect for:

• Philosophical thinkers.
• Lovers of European fiction.
• Those interested in characters with loveable and intriguing quirks.

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