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    The Elegance of the Hedgehog (CD-Audio) By (author) Muriel Barbery, Translated by Alison Anderson, Read by Barbara Rosenblat, Read by Cassandra Morris

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    DescriptionRenee Michel is the 54-year-old concierge of a luxury Paris apartment building. Her exterior ('short, ugly, and plump') and demeanour ('poor, discreet, and insignificant') belie her keen, questing mind and profound erudition. Paloma Josse is a 12-year-old genius who behaves as everyone expects her to behave: a mediocre pre-teen high on adolescent subculture, a good but not outstanding student, an obedient if obstinate daughter. She plans to kill herself on the sixteenth of June, her thirteenth birthday. Both Renee and Paloma hide their true talents and finest qualities from the bourgeois families around them, until a wealthy Japanese gentleman named Ozu moves into the building. Only he sees through them, perceiving the secret that haunts Renee, winning Paloma's trust, and helping the two discover their kindred souls. Moving, funny, tender, and triumphant, Barbery's novel exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us.


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    Title
    The Elegance of the Hedgehog
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Muriel Barbery, Translated by Alison Anderson, Read by Barbara Rosenblat, Read by Cassandra Morris
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 8
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781598879254
    ISBN 10: 1598879251
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51110
    DC21: 843.92
    Ingram Subject Code: JF
    Libri: I-JF
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: FBA, FYT
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    HIGHBRIDGE AUDIO
    Imprint name
    HIGHBRIDGE AUDIO
    Publication date
    20 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Minneapolis
    Review quote
    "Lo and behold, yet another work that is more captivating . . . when read aloud than read off the page." --"Sarasota Herald-Tribune"