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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About the Author
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, as well as other major awards. Her novels The Secret History and The Little Friend have been translated into thirty languages. She was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, and is a graduate of Bennington College.
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.-- "Stephen King"
A masterpiece of characterization, plot, technical artistry combined with exquisite, heartbreaking understanding of loss, love, and art.-- "Simon Sebag Montefiore, New York Times bestselling author"
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.-- "Vanity Fair"
A novel that pulls together all Ms. Tartt's remarkable storytelling talents into a rapturous, symphonic whole and reminds the reader of the immersive, stay-up-all-night pleasures of reading.-- "New York Times"
Tartt's trenchant, defiant, engrossing, and rocketing novel conducts a grand inquiry into the mystery and sorrow of survival, beauty and obsession, and the promise of art.-- "Booklist (starred review)"
A long-awaited, elegant meditation on love, memory, and the haunting power of art...A standout.-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"
There's a bewitching urgency to the narration that's impossible to resist. Theo is magnetic.-- "Publishers Weekly "
Narrator David Pittu accepts the task of turning this immense volume into an excellent listening experience. Pittu portrays thirteen-year-old orphan Theo Decker with compassion, portraying his growing maturity in this story of grief and suspense...Pittu adds pathos to his depiction of the troubled Theo as he deals with addiction and finds himself in a dance with gangsters and the art world's darker dealers. Tartt's enthralling narrative is fully realized by the gifted Pittu.-- "AudioFile"