By Muriel Barbery
Observe this can be the French-language model. English language model to be had 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 l. a. 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 l. a. fin de cette année scolaire, le jour de mes treize ans, je me suiciderai.
The captivating overseas bestseller.
We are within the middle of Paris, in a sublime residence construction inhabited through 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 paintings, philosophy, song, and jap 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 existence at the 16th of June, her 13th birthday. till then she's going to proceed behaving as every person expects her to act: a mediocre pre-teen excessive on adolescent way of life, a superb yet no longer a very good scholar, an obedient if obstinate daughter.
Paloma and Renée conceal either their real skills and their best traits from a global they think can't or won't take pleasure in them. They observe their kindred souls whilst a prosperous eastern guy named Ozu arrives within the construction. merely he's capable of achieve Paloma’s belief and to determine via Renée’s timeworn conceal 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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