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    DescriptionWINNER 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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    Title
    The Goldfinch
    Subtitle
    A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Donna Tartt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 784
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780316055444
    ISBN 10: 0316055441
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP034
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ADOLES
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    BISAC V2.8: FIC043000, FIC019000
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/LIBYRD
    Thema V1.0: FB
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    BACK BAY BOOKS
    Imprint name
    BACK BAY BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 September 2015
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "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"Reviews "(starred review)