The Goldfinch (Hardback)
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Hardback Published: 22/10/2013
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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.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781408704943
Weight: 1146 g
Dimensions: 236 x 161 x 52 mm

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“The Goldfinch”

This author certainly takes her time and as you read you feel as if you are living at the same pace. The book keeps you in suspense as to what will happen to a rescued and very valuable painting. It is also about... More

Paperback edition
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“its glow enveloped me, something almost musical,”

The novel opens with Theo Decker ensconced in an Amsterdam hotel scanning Dutch newspapers, which he can’t decipher. Theo is looking for his name in any and all articles that relate to criminal activity by way of... More

Hardback edition
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Catriona at Waterstones Head Office

“Wonderful - but skim the middle”

The Goldfinch starts out fantastically and a great pace, and throughout the whole book we're treated to feasts of language, perfect for savouring. However, there's a large part of the middle of the book that... More

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