Aged 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 - a sweeping story of loss and obsession, of survival and self-invention, of the deepest mysteries of love, identity and fate.
- Publication Date:
- 04 / 09 / 2017
- 130 x 195mm
My only regret in finishing this book is that I have finished it, and cannot experience it for the first time again. Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece is a generational epic, and represents the very best of literary fiction. This books deals with the real side of growing up, illegal art trafficking,, and everything in between. This book deserves every accolade it has received. - Lewis (QBD)