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The goldfinch

Author: Donna Tartt
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First domestic mass market editionView all editions and formats
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"A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Fictional autobiographies
Thrillers (Fiction)
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Tartt
ISBN: 9780316055420 0316055425
OCLC Number: 929585318
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2014.
Description: 962 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: Donna Tartt.

Abstract:

"A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld. Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America, and a drama of almost unbearable acuity and power. It is a story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the enormous power of art"--
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