Book: Muriel Barbery

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

By the French novelist 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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