The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)

By | March 20, 2018
The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Author Donna Tartt
ISBN-10 0316055441
ISBN-13 9780316055444
Year 2015-04-07
Pages 771
Language English
Publisher Back Bay Books
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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 ReviewTheo 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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