The Goldfinch - Part V, Chapter 12: The Rendezvous Point Summary & Analysis

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Alone in his hotel room in Amsterdam in section i, with only his thoughts, Dutch television and room service in the dark, Theo thinks about his past, present and the lack of his future. He waits for Boris to contact him, but when his cell phone becomes permanently damaged, he brainstorms a way out of Amsterdam and back to the States.

In sections ii and iii, Theo heads to the train station, dropping the soiled shirt in a trash can on his way. Without his passport, however, he cannot travel anywhere, and getting a new one takes time and documentation; he goes back to his hotel, where he drinks gin, runs through his choices, slips into deep depression, and works on writing suicide letters to Kitsey, Hobie, Mrs. Barbour, and Pippa.

In section iv, Theo remembers his mother after...

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