Dimensions: 784 Pages, 5.91 × 9.45 × 1.57 in
Published: October 22, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316055433
ISBN - 13: 9780316055437
From the Publisher
"The Goldfinchis 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
Composed with the skills of a master,The Goldfinchis a
haunted odyssey through present day America and a drama of
enthralling force and acuity.
It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-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 unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one
thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating
painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of
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 Goldfinchis a novel of shocking narrative energy and
power. It combines unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing
language, and breathtaking suspense, while plumbing with a
philosopher''s calm the deepest mysteries of love, identity, and
art. It is a beautiful, 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 Tarttwas born in Greenwood, Mississippi and is a graduate of
Bennington College. She is the author of the novelsThe Secret
HistoryandThe Little Friend, which have been
translated into thirty languages.
"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)