A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and determined to avoid being taken in by the city as an orphan, Theo scrambles between nights in friends’ apartments and on the city streets. He becomes entranced by the one... show more
A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and determined to avoid being taken in by the city as an orphan, Theo scrambles between nights in friends’ apartments and on the city streets. He becomes entranced by the one thing that reminds him of his mother, a small, mysteriously captivating painting that soon draws Theo into the art underworld.
źródło opisu: Little, Brown and Company
Publish date: 22 października 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 771
Edition language: English
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...
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.
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...