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Muriel Barbery

Biography

Muriel Barbery

Muriel Barbery’s novels include the New York Times bestseller, THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG (Europa, 2008), and GOURMET RHAPSODY (Europa, 2009). She is also the author of THE WRITER'S CAT, illustrated by Maria Guitart, a short tale about esthetics, inspiration, the writing life and cats. Barbery has lived in Kyōto, Amsterdam, and Paris, and now lives in the French countryside.

Muriel Barbery

Books by Muriel Barbery

by Muriel Barbery - Fiction

Renee is the concierge of a grand Parisian apartment building, home to members of the great and the good. Over the years she has maintained her carefully constructed persona as someone reliable but totally uncultivated, in keeping, she feels, with society's expectations of what a concierge should be. But beneath this facade lies the real Renee: passionate about culture and the arts, and more knowledgeable in many ways than her employers with their outwardly successful but emotionally void lives.