Format: Audio Book (CD)
Dimensions: 5.12 × 5.51 × 2.36 in
Published: October 22, 2013
Publisher: Hachette Audio
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1600247113
ISBN - 13: 9781600247118
From the Publisher
"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
Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is 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 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 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 Tartt is a novelist, essayist and critic. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper''s and The Oxford American. She is the author of the novels The Secret History (1992) and The Little Friend (2002). She lives in New York.