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The Elegance of the Hedgehog Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2, On Grammar: Chapters 1-6 and Profound Thought Nos. 9-11 Summary

Muriel Barbery
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Part 2, On Grammar: Chapters 1-6 and Profound Thought Nos. 9-11 Summary

In Chapter 1, one of the tenants of the building, Jacinthe Rosen, introduces Renee to the new tenant of the building. Renee does not hear the man's last name, but is fascinated that the man is Japanese because of her resent interest in Ozu movies. Just as Madame Rosen and the new tenant are leaving, Renee makes a comment about happy families that is a quote from Anna Karenina. The new tenant recognizes it and finishes the quote.

In Chapter 2, as Renee fears that she has given herself away to the new tenant, someone knocks on the door. The visitor is Paul Nguyen, the new tenant's assistant. Paul tells Renee that the new tenants name is Kakuro Ozu. Renee is shocked that the man shares the names of her favorite...

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