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Publisher's Summary

Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Goldfinch, expertly weaves through the intricacies of the antique art world through the eyes of its main character, Theo Decker.
Theo survives his mother in a world-shattering Metropolitan Museum bombing and is thrown into life as an adult with a mysterious painting by his side.
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A detailed list of all major and minor characters in the story
An analysis of major themes
A discussion about writing style and structure
A list of quotes from the story for discussion and analysis
A brief overview of the history of art presented in the novel

Disclaimer: This text serves as a companion and guide to the best-seller The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. It will help to broaden the listener's understanding of the book, and highlight insights that might otherwise be overlooked. As this is a companion volume, you'll want to have a copy of the actual book on hand before listening to this.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Appu on 04-12-18

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The detail is particularly worthy when works of art are described. Art history geeks will be in heaven (I was!) but it's pretty easy to find Tartt's references online--I know, because there were a bunch I had to look up. I suggest finding a good picture of The Goldfinch to look at before listening, too--there were places where I wished I had done that myself.

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By Ignacio on 04-12-18


Plenty of novels that offer great truths about the world are rewarding to read, but unfortunately dry as dust. Reviews for The Goldfinch mention its many themes and messages--consequently I was a little nervous putting it in my cart, especially after I read some of the reviews of the narrator.

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