About this book
Rene is the concierge of a Parisian apartment building. She is passionate about culture and the arts. Several floors up, 12-year-old Paloma Josse is determined to avoid the pampered and vacuous future laid out for her. But unknown to them both, the sudden death of one of their privileged neighbours will dramatically alter their lives forever.
The French publishing phenomenon of 2008, which achieved sales of over 1 million in HB. The story of a singular concierge and the 12 year old who lives in her building, who plans to commit suicide on her 13th birthday. 'This breathtakingly singular novel... is totally French but completely universal' "Good Housekeeping"