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Paperback:The goldfinch / Donna Tartt.:2014 Paperback The goldfinch / Donna Tartt.
The goldfinch / Donna Tartt.
Author: Tartt, Donna,
Publication year: 2014
Format: Paperback
Publisher: London : Abacus,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780349139630 (pbk.) : 9780349139630 (paperback)
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Originally published: New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Donna Tartt's phenomenally acclaimed new novel. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014Aged 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
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Camberley Library Morning Reading Group: This book affords the reader a rare glimpse into the seedy (Dickensian?) side of the art and antiques world. It immediately draws you into the life of Theo, the unethical, young, male, American, protagonist. It is a hugely ambitious novel, beautifully written, with impressive characterisations. However the tale is too implausible, rambles and obviously overwhelmed the author who failed to end it in a satisfactory manner. Most members of our group struggled to finish reading this epic (784 pages) with some of us believing it would have benefitted from much editing. We scored it 6/10. To those reading Tartt for the first time we suggest ‘The Secret History’
02/11/15
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