By Muriel Barbery
Be aware this is often the French-language model. English language model on hand in this website right here: http://bibliotik.org/torrents/36130 (epub) and right here 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 los angeles 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 foreign bestseller.
We are within the middle of Paris, in a sublime condominium development inhabited by way of bourgeois households. Renée, the concierge, is witness to the lavish yet vacuous lives of her a number of employers. Outwardly she conforms to each stereotype of the concierge: fats, cantankerous, hooked on tv. but, unbeknownst to her employers, Renée is a classy autodidact who adores paintings, 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 existence 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 way of life, a superb yet now not a very good scholar, an obedient if obstinate daughter.
Paloma and Renée cover either their precise abilities and their most interesting features from an international they think can't or won't take pleasure in them. They notice their kindred souls whilst a filthy rich jap guy named Ozu arrives within the development. in basic terms he's in a position to achieve Paloma’s belief and to work out via Renée’s timeworn hide to the key that haunts her. this can be a relocating, humorous, victorious novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous between us.
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