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The Resource The goldfinch, Donna Tartt

The goldfinch, Donna Tartt

Label
The goldfinch
Title
The goldfinch
Statement of responsibility
Donna Tartt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate
Summary
Fans of The Secret History will rediscover the Tartt they loved back in 1992. Readers who love the novelist for her richly developed, dark, multi-layered characters and thoroughly researched topics will not be disappointed. Tartt pulls together many threads of a story across a long span of pages and into a complete masterpiece. -- Kim Dorman for LibraryReads
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2014.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2013
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10220639
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The goldfinch, Donna Tartt
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
1240 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316239875
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780316239875
Label
The goldfinch, Donna Tartt
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
1240 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316239875
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780316239875

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