Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Audio Drops: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

In this audio version of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, we meet Renee Michel, a concierge in a Parisian apartment complex, and Paloma Josse, a 12-year old girl, whose upper class family lives in the apartment building. Both Madame Michel and Paloma have secrets and are not who they appear to be. The tale shows how their lives inevitable weave closer together when a widowed businessman, Kakuro Ozu, moves in to the building. It is funny and hopeful and makes one think of our own assumptions of those around us. Both actors who played Renee and Paloma were wonderful to listen too and I would definitely recommend listening to this story.

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