The Elegance of the HedgehogeBook - 2008 ;
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SnoIsleLib_DarrenN Nov 07, 2017
French, highly philosophical, satirical, and affecting novel from the point of view of Paloma , a precocious and perceptive pre-teen in Paris. Suffering no fools, the narrator nonetheless sees the hidden elegance and sophistication in others even when they don't. Also available in ebook.
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"They didn't recognize me," I say.
I come to a halt in the middle of the sidewalk, completely flabbergasted.
"They didn't recognize me," I repeat.
He stops in turn, my hand still on his arm.
"It is because they have never seen you," he says. "I would recognize you anywhere."
[C]athedrals have always aroused in me the sensation of extreme light-headedness one often feels in the presence of man-made tributes to the glory of something that does not exist … [and] tested to the extreme my ability to believe that so much intelligence could have gone to serve so futile an undertaking.
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