Dimensions: 784 pages, 9.75 × 6.25 × 1.75 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
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
"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
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 Goldfinchis 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 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)