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Publisher Description

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
22 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
784
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Book Group
SELLER
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd
SIZE
2.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Biscuitfeatures ,

Haunting and beautiful

This emotional roller coaster draws you in with rich descriptions and a compelling plot. At times it can drag as the descriptions can carry on for a bit, but once picked up this story can't be put down. Intense, dark and deeply philosophical, you might want to have something lighthearted lined up to read afterward.

Sootyketel ,

A good start

Great storyline and start to the book but towards the end it became longwinded. The main character I came to dislike and to find unbelievable but perhaps that reflects the skill of the writer!

sueymas.one ,

The Goldfinch

Brilliant!

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