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The Goldfinch



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Author
Tartt, Donna
Descriptors
Addiction
Adolescence
Art
Art and Antiques
Art Theft
Coming-of-Age
Cultural Differences
Drug Abuse
Drug Addiction
Family Relationships
Orphans
Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome
Terrorism
Location/Setting:
Las Vegas, Nevada
New York (City)
Time Period:
2000s
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Summary
13-year-old Theodore Decker miraculously survives the explosion at a New York City art museum which has killed his mother. In fact, he walks away from the rubble carrying two objects: a 17th-Century Dutch painting and a ring from the man who he has just seen die. The ring leads Theo to an antiques store where he will meet the people who will ultimately become his new family, and the painting will lead him on a globe-trotting adventure into a criminal art underworld.
Critique
A tragic and unforgettable tour de force. Despite the 700+ pages in this novel, like Tartt's other works, The Goldfish is mesmerizing and unputdownable. Equal parts coming of age, treatise on art, and mystery.
ISBN
9780316055437
  iBistro
# of Pages
771
Published
2014
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: CO DO SH


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