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The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Paperback $15.00

Sep 02, 2008 | 336 Pages

Ebook $11.99

Sep 02, 2008 | 336 Pages

  • Paperback $15.00

    Sep 02, 2008 | 336 Pages

  • Ebook $11.99

    Sep 02, 2008 | 336 Pages

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Awards

IMPAC Dublin Literary Award WINNER

Praise

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
INDIEBOUND TOP TEN BESTSELLER
A WASHINGTON POST BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

Praise for The Elegance of the Hedgehog

“Gently satirical, exceptionally winning and inevitably bitersweet.”
—Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

The Elegance of the Hedgehog is about love. But not the sappy, head-over-heels variety. Rather, it’s about the love of one’s friends. It’s about the love you can experience when you connect with strangers. And it’s about the possibility—but just that—of romantic love.”—The Huffington Post

“Both [of the book’s protagonists] create eloquent little essays on time, beauty and the meaning of life, Renée with the erudition and Paloma with adolescent brio.”—The New York Times 

“This fable of love, frienship and the beauty of art not only gives innocence a voice, but also shows what a powerful novel can do: transport, educate and, ultimately, console.”—The Toronto Star

The Elegance of the Hedgehog is a high-wire performance.”—Los Angeles Times

Hedgehog is really an international book, focused as it is on universal topics of childhood, philosophy, love, and art.”—The Daily Beast 

“This story, like all great tales, will break your heart, but it will also make you realize—or remember—that sometimes the pain is worth it.”—Chicago Sun-Times 

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