The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)

The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)

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By (author) Donna Tartt

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  • Publisher: BACK BAY BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 784 pages
  • Publication date: 14 April 2015
  • ISBN 10: 0316055441
  • ISBN 13: 9780316055444
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 215,174

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE ""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" 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 Goldfinch is 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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Donna Tartt is the author of "The Goldfinch," which was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Her novels "The Secret History" and "The Little Friend" have been translated into 30 languages. She was born in Greenwood, Mississippi and is a graduate of Bennington College.

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PRAISE FOR THE GOLDFINCH "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)