James Hobie Hobart

Donna Tartt’s (and Carel Fabritius’) “The Goldfinch”: a Review

“Well, it’s not as if we’re running a hospital for sick children down here.” –James “Hobie” Hobart in “The Goldfinch.” Ahhh, but repair — spiritual repair — is exactly what is being practiced by the exceptionally kind, decent supporting character named “Hobie” in Donna Tartt’s sprawling “The Goldfinch.” It’s just that Hobie ministers to only...
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