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The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch

  • Title: The Goldfinch
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  • ISBN : 9780316055437
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 771 pages


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 talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mothe 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 talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works He is alienated and in love and at the center of a narrowing, ever dangerous circle The Goldfinch combines vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and suspense, while plumbing with a philosopher s calm the deepest mysteries of love, identity, and art It is an old fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate


Author Donna Tartt

Donna Tartt is an American writer who received critical acclaim for her first two novels, The Secret History and The Little Friend, which have been translated into thirty languages Tartt was the 2003 winner of the WH Smith Literary Award for The Little Friend Her novel The Goldfinch won the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 The daughter of Don and Taylor Tartt, she was born in Greenwood, Mississippi but r




The Goldfinch Reviews (31)

  • So listen Look I am a READER, right I mean, I read all the time, everywhere, every day, a book a week But most of the time the book I m reading is a dull throb beneath my fingers, a soft hum behind my eyes, a lovely way to spend a bit of time in between things as I meander through my life You know I [..]

  • Never have I been so conflicted about a book Parts of it I loved Parts of it I hated Sometimes I wanted to praise it Other times I wanted to abandon it I m relieved I ve finally finished this novel 771 pages Good grief because I can stop debating whether or not to keep reading it.It s difficult to t [..]

  • I have not read Tartt s two previous, and by most accounts, superior novels In The Goldfinch you can see that the talent is there but something is drastically off in the storytelling The book drags and drags It exasperates with unnecessary detail that calls annoyed attention to a critical lac [..]

  • Audible OH MY GAWD Who ARE you people giving this 5 star raves I m not even half way yet and I m wondering if I will be able to weather this ridiculously long book that keeps getting sidetracked by just about every teenage pothole you can think of And can we talk about motherless orphans I ve lost t [..]

  • The Goldfinch is a brilliant story with memorable characters and most of the book is incredibly well done and fun to read Most being the operative word.Tartt needed an editor to cut out a lot of the repetitive detail Like several other reviewers, I too found myself page skimming sometimes the detail [..]

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