Summary, Analysis & Review of Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch by Instaread
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is a coming-of-age novel that follows Theodore Decker, 13, in the wake of his traumatic experience in a deadly terrorist attack on the Metropolitan Museum of Art. That fateful afternoon, Theo lost his beloved mother, who had been the center of his universe, and gained a terrible secret. In a haze of injury, heightened emotion, and mayhem, he left the museum with a priceless masterwork. He carries it through his life like a miserable souvenir; Theo is fearful for its safety and his capture in equal measure.
As the narrative begins, Theo and his mother Audrey are sharing an awkward morning. Theo has recently been suspended from school, and she is none too pleased. Their day begins with a series of unlikely events. A taxi ride to a meeting with Theo’s principal is cut short when, far from school, Audrey begins to feel carsick…
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