The Goldfinch: A Novel (pulitzer Prize For Fiction)

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The Goldfinch: A Novel (pulitzer Prize For Fiction)

by Donna Tartt

Little, Brown And Company | October 22, 2013 | Hardcover

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

"The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review

Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don''t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love--and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 784 pages, 9.75 × 6.25 × 1.75 in

Published: October 22, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316055433

ISBN - 13: 9780316055437

Great art – true genius – has a power over people that can’t be explained. It can be experienced, it can be felt, but when we fall in love with a work of art, describing that magic is impossible. Donna Tartt, in her brilliant new novel The Goldfinch, embraces that mystery and builds a story, and a life, that are unforgettable. The Goldfinch is a glorious masterpiece - that rare novel that feels huge and personal at the same time. It’s the story of Theo, a boy who survives a terrible tragedy – a terrorist bombing that takes the life of his mother – he emerges from the rubble with a priceless painting, a mesmerizing image that will obsess, haunt, and inspire him. And that’s just the beginning. This is a story wrapped in big ideas, about fate, friendship, and hope, but Theo’s journey in all its twists and turns is always intimate, a small life on a big stage. The Goldfinch is a book you’ll remember forever – a book that insists on being read again and again.

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The Goldfinch: A Novel (pulitzer Prize For Fiction)

by Donna Tartt

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 784 pages, 9.75 × 6.25 × 1.75 in

Published: October 22, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316055433

ISBN - 13: 9780316055437

From the Publisher

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

"The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review

Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don''t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love--and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.

About the Author

Donna Tartt was born in Greenwood, Mississippi and is a graduate of Bennington College. She is the author of the novels The Secret History and The Little Friend, which have been translated into thirty languages.

Editorial Reviews

"A long-awaited, elegant meditation on love, memory, and the haunting power of art....Eloquent and assured, with memorable characters....A standout-and well-worth the wait."--Kirkus (Starred Review)
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