Teaser Tuesdays – The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Posted January 13, 2015 by Melissa in Teaser Tuesdays | 10 Comments

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

 

The Book

Title:  The Goldfinch
Author: Donna Tartt
Age Range:  Adult
Genre: Literary Fiction | Contemporary
Length: 771 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: October 22nd 2013
Available Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, E-book, Audio
Add the book: Goodreads
Buy the book: Amazon | BN |The Book Depository

Synopsis:

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 breathtaking suspense, while plumbing with a philosopher’s calm the deepest mysteries of love, identity, and art. It is a beautiful, 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.

My Teaser

“That life – whatever else it is – is short. That fate is cruel but maybe not random. That Nature (meaning Death) always wins but that doesn’t mean we have to bow and grovel to it. That maybe even if we’re not always so glad to be here, it’s our task to immerse ourselves anyway: wade straight through it, right through the cesspool, while keeping eyes and hearts open.”

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10 responses to “Teaser Tuesdays – The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

  1. Hi Melissa,

    I must be about one of the last people to have still not read a copy of this book, although I have no idea why, as it does sound captivating.

    I totally agree 100% with the ethos behind those teaser lines, every single word!

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your week.

    Yvonne.
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