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The Goldfinch, a novel by Donna Tartt

Book review — The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

[Libby wrestles with the length of celebrated novel The Goldfinch, but ultimately concludes it's worth the read. -- the artblog editors] Forget about the eponymous Fabritius painting. The reason I tore through Donna Tartt’s bestselling, mega-sized novel The Goldfinch is the almost Dickensian tale of a boy unmoored from his family and drifting through households and locales in a surreal state of drug-and-alcohol-induced stupefaction, all the while holding on to that invaluable painting, “The Goldfinch,” packed in a pillowcase. The painting of the bird is real–a small, rare 17th-century Dutch masterpiece housed in the Mauritshuis in the Hague. In the fictional world of the book, ... More » »