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The Goldfinch

By Donna Tartt

"The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review

Theo Decker, a 13-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 longing for his mother, he clings to the 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.

THE GOLDFINCH is a mesmerizing, tell-all-your-friends triumph, hailed by Stephen King as "a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind." (New York Times Book Review)

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Format: Book
Author: Tartt, Donna
Summary: "The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel. 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The goldfinch / Donna Tartt.
Publisher Date: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Subject: Young men -- Fiction Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction Artists -- Fiction Self-realization -- Fiction FICTION / Literary. New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780316055437 (hardback) 0316055433 (hardback)
Current Holds: 159
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 70
Call Number: F Tartt
Oclc: 855491725
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Bib Id: 455138

Format: Book
Author: Tartt, Donna
Summary: "The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel. 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The goldfinch / Donna Tartt.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Description: 771 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects: Young men -- Fiction
Subjects: Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction
Subjects: Artists -- Fiction
Subjects: Self-realization -- Fiction
Subjects: FICTION / Literary.
Subjects: New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
LCCN: 2013028907
ISBN: 9780316055437 (hardback)
ISBN: 0316055433 (hardback)
Requests: 159
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 70
Call Number: F Tartt