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Identity Theft

How we know, or don’t know, who we are.

Jan 27, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 19 • By EVE TUSHNET
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The Goldfinch is about how hard it can be to tell these two forms of ecstasy apart. When we leap out into the void, will a hand grab our hand? Will we touch a face? 

Eve Tushnet is a writer in Washington.