Summer 2019 Reading Group Indie Next List
“This book contains two Japanophiles, one sarcastic French tween, and zero actual hedgehogs. It’s exactly the sort of warm, funny cosmopolitan novel I pore through the back gondolas of used bookstores looking for. The tension between Paloma and her wealthy parents, and the secret Renee the building concierge is hiding, are as relevant to today’s class struggles as when the book was written. Suicide is a tragedy; the silver lining is that we have literature to help us cope.”
— Holly Doering, Auntie's Bookstore, Spokane, WA
Chinese edition of L'elegance du herisson [The Elegance of the Hedgehog]. A highly recommended novel by the author. A caretaker and an obscure philosophy reading middle-aged woman and a 12-year old girl who tries to commit suicide on her birthday live in the same building in Paris. In Traditional Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.