Advance Reader Copy (ARC) of 'THE GOLDFINCH' by Donna Tartt (The Secret History)

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Sep 16, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House
Softcover Advance Reading Copy of 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt, author of 'The Secret History'. LIKE NEW, UNREAD: some creases on cover due to nature of cover stock used by publisher.
The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel. Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-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 unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to 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 novel of shocking narrative energy and power. It combines unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and
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