The Goldfinch - Part V, Chapter 11: The Gentleman's Canal Summary & Analysis

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In section i, Theo discovers he is traveling to Amsterdam, Netherlands, Boris’s suspected location of The Goldfinch, where Theo will act as the American buyer of the painting.

Before leaving Hobie’s, in section ii, Theo leaves Pippa a note by her bright summer green boots, telling her he loves her, and draping an expensive topaz necklace he bought at auction over her boot.

In Amsterdam, despite the Christmas festivities, Theo finds the setting quite dreary, in section iv. Theo, Boris and Gyuri discuss the meeting in which the man who supposedly has The Goldfinch will sell it to Theo, all arranged by Boris’s colleague Cherry (Vitya or Victor Cherry). Theo’s hotel room is the rendezvous point, just as his house used to be in Vegas.

In sections v through xvii, Boris and Gyuri dress Theo...

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