The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch

By (author) Donna Tartt


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The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel. A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an explosion that takes the life of his mother. Alone and determined to avoid being taken in by the city as an orphan, Theo scrambles between nights in friends' apartments and on the city streets. He becomes entranced by the one thing that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that soon draws Theo into the art underworld. Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America. It is a story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the enormous power of art.

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  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 48.26mm | 1,065.94g
  • 22 Oct 2013
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • English
  • New.
  • 0316055433
  • 9780316055437
  • 17,423

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Author Information

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.

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"The Goldfinch is a book about art in all its forms, and right from the start we remember why we enjoy Donna Tartt so much: the humming plot and elegant prose; the living, breathing characters; the perfectly captured settings....Joy and sorrow exist in the same breath, and by the end The Goldfinch hangs in our stolen heart."--Vanity Fair

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