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The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch
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Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and... show more
Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to the thing that most reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld. As he grows up, Theo learns to glide between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love - and his talisman, the painting, places him at the centre of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling power. Combining unforgettably vivid characters and thrilling suspense, it is a beautiful, addictive triumph - a sweeping story of loss and obsession, of survival and self-invention, of the deepest mysteries of love, identity and fate.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00C74SHRK
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 784
Edition language: English
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My Journey to Become Pretentiously Literate
My Journey to Become Pretentiously Literate rated it
4.0 The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt’s latest Pulitzer-prize winning novel takes the reader on a rich, vivid journey through the life of an orphan in high-society New York. We follow young Theo Decker, survivor of an attack which claimed his mother’s life, through immaculate Park Avenue penthouses, warm and dusty antique sh...
Lenaribka
Lenaribka rated it
5.0 The Goldfinch
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...
Georgetta
Georgetta rated it
Didn't quite live up to the hype for me.
Redhead Reading
Redhead Reading rated it
3.0 The Goldfinch
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.
The Nearly Reader
The Nearly Reader rated it
4.0 The Goldfinch
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...
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