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The Goldfinch

Author ~ Donna Tartt

Price ~  599

Publisher ~ Abacus

Language ~ en

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014 Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to the thing that most reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld. As he grows up, Theo learns to glide between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love - and his talisman, the painting, places him at the centre of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling power. Combining unforgettably vivid characters and thrilling suspense, it is a beautiful, addictive triumph - a sweeping story of loss and obsession, of survival and self-invention, of the deepest mysteries of love, identity and fate.

More about the Author

Donna Tartt is an American novelist, best known for: The Secret History and The Little Friend.The current title won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2014. Tartt was shortlisted for the 2003 Orange Prize for Fiction for The Little Friend, and won the WH Smith Literary Award that same year. She was included in TIME Magazines The 100 Most Influential People list in 2014.