Are there two protagonists in The Elegance of the Hedgehog?
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Yes, there are two protagonists in The Elegance of the Hedgehog.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog was written by Muriel Barbery, a French writer and philosophy professor. The book centers around the lives of its two protagonists, Renee Michel and Paloma Josse.
Renee shares her story through a series of essays. She is a fifty-four year old widow who works as a concierge in an upscale Parisian apartment building.
Paloma, a precocious twelve year old girl, adds her story through a series of diary entries. She resides with her family in the same upscale Parisian apartment.
Changes in headings and font indicate a change in protagonists narrating as the novel unfolds.
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