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(SIGNED) The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

(SIGNED) The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

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Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Nr Fine. Carel Fabritius (illustrator). 1st Edition. Signed by Donna Tartt on the title page. First edition, second reprint. Illustrated dust-jacket, a little crease at the bottom edge (looks like a production fault) and very slight wear along the top edge but no chips or tears. Dark grey cloth binding with silver titles, just the hint of a crease to the spine though the book appears unread. Closed page edges a touch yellowed. a beautifully preserved book. Signed by Author.

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Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to the thing that most reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld.

As he grows up, Theo learns to glide between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love - and his talisman, the painting, places him at the centre of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling power.

Combining unforgettably vivid characters and thrilling suspense, it is a beautiful, addictive triumph - a sweeping story of loss and obsession, of survival and self-invention, of the deepest mysteries of love, identity and fate.

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