Are there two protagonists in The Elegance of the Hedgehog?
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.