The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel. A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken... show more
The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel. A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld. Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America, and a drama of almost unbearable acuity and power. It is a story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the enormous power of art.
Publish date: October 22nd 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 771
Edition language: English
AudibleBRILLIANT. EXQUISITE. FASCINATING. STUNNING. «Whatever teaches us to talk to ourselves is important: whatever teaches us to sing ourselves out of despair. But the painting has also taught me that we can speak to each other across time. And I feel I have something very serious and urgent to sa...
Didn't quite live up to the hype for me.
It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to t...
I’m tired of huge books about privileged white males who cause most of their own problems. I’m glad I listened to this on audio while working instead of slogging through 700+ pages on my own time.
I finished reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt today and I'm breathing a huge sigh of relief. I have literally been on a mission to read this novel for several years now and I finally, at long last, found a copy at the library. As soon as I found it, cleverly disguised sans dust jacket, I imme...