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Title:The Goldfinch
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Little, Brown
ISBN:0316055433
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Number of Pages:771
Category:Fiction, Contemporary, Literary fiction

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Goldfinch 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 more dangerous circle .

i The Goldfinch i 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

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