By Muriel Barbery
Word this can be the French-language model. English language model on hand in this web site the following: http://bibliotik.org/torrents/36130 (epub) and the following http://bibliotik.org/torrents/64282 (mobi)
Je m'appelle Renée, j'ai cinquante-quatre ans et je suis los angeles concierge du 7 rue de Grenelle, un immeuble bourgeois. Je suis veuve, petite, laide, grassouillette, j'ai des oignons aux pieds et, à en croire certains matins auto-incommodants, une haleine de mammouth. Mais surtout, je suis si conforme à l'image que l'on se fait des concierges qu'il ne viendrait à l'idée de personne que je suis plus lettrée que tous ces riches suffisants. Je m'appelle Paloma, j'ai douze ans, j'habite au 7 rue de Grenelle dans un appartement de riches. Mais depuis très longtemps, je sais que l. a. vacation spot finale, c'est le bocal à poissons, los angeles vacuité et l'ineptie de l'existence adulte. remark est-ce que je le sais? Il se trouve que je suis très intelligente. Exceptionnellement intelligente, même. C'est pour ça que j'ai pris ma décision : à los angeles fin de cette année scolaire, le jour de mes treize ans, je me suiciderai.
The mesmerizing overseas bestseller.
We are within the heart of Paris, in a chic house development inhabited by way of bourgeois households. Renée, the concierge, is witness to the lavish yet vacuous lives of her various employers. Outwardly she conforms to each stereotype of the concierge: fats, cantankerous, hooked on tv. but, unbeknownst to her employers, Renée is an aesthetic autodidact who adores artwork, philosophy, tune, and eastern tradition. With humor and intelligence she scrutinizes the lives of the building’s tenants, who for his or her half are slightly conscious of her lifestyles.
Then there’s Paloma, a twelve-year-old genius. She is the daughter of a tedious parliamentarian, a skilled and startlingly lucid baby who has determined to finish her lifestyles at the 16th of June, her 13th birthday. till then she's going to proceed behaving as every body expects her to act: a mediocre pre-teen excessive on adolescent tradition, a superb yet now not a great pupil, an obedient if obstinate daughter.
Paloma and Renée cover either their real skills and their best features from a global they think can't or won't delight in them. They become aware of their kindred souls whilst a filthy rich jap guy named Ozu arrives within the construction. simply he's capable of achieve Paloma’s belief and to determine via Renée’s timeworn cover to the key that haunts her. this can be a relocating, humorous, successful novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous between us.
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—Marie Claire (France)
“An beautiful booklet within the kind of a philosophical myth that has enchanted thousands of readers.”
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