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The Goldfinch: A Novel (pulitzer Prize For Fiction)

byDonna Tartt

Hardcover | August 19, 2015

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"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.

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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 G...

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About The Author

Donna Tartt is the author ofThe Goldfinch, which was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Her novelsThe Secret HistoryandThe Little Friendhave been translated into 30 languages. She was born in Greenwood, Mississippi and is a graduate of Bennington College.
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Title:The Goldfinch: A Novel (pulitzer Prize For Fiction)Format:HardcoverDimensions:784 pages, 9.75 × 6.25 × 1.75 inPublished:August 19, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316055433

ISBN - 13:9780316055437

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