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From The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe:
“The Elegance of the Hedgehog placed Mom and me squarely in Monsieur Ozu’s Paris apartment–or perhaps another similar one. We started to plot our family’s life there.”
This fantasy planning for a new location/ living arrangement for the extended family was a pastime Schwalbe and his mother used to pass the time during chemo treatments. They had established their two-person book club at the beginning of the treatments and had discussed many books, some about death and dying, which allowed them to discuss some things they preferred not to address head-on. If you have read Elegance, you are aware that the author has wonderful descriptive talents, especially one that occurs early on, painting for the reader Msr. Ozu’s elegant apartment.