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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: paperback
ISBN: 9780349139630 (0349139636)
Publisher: Abacus
Pages no: 864
Edition language: English
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Tigus
Tigus rated it
This morning, I went to the coffee shop to read the last 62 pages of this long novel. I had set a pretty good pace with this one--well over my 100-120 page-per-day average--but had run out of gas plowing through a good chunk of it, the night before. I had left off at a point in the story where a wre...
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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.
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3.0 The Goldfinch / Donna Tartt
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...
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