The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)

Donna Tartt (Author) David Pittu (Read by)
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Description

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.

Product Details

Price
$99.99
Publisher
Hachette Book Group
Publish Date
February 29, 2016
Dimensions
6.3 X 3.7 X 7.9 inches | 1.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781478980476
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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.

David Pittu is a two-time Tony nominee, and has narrated over 36 audiobooks, including Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch, which earned an Audie for literary fiction and best male narrator. His other work includes The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides and An American Spy by Olen Steinhauer. Pittu has also read for Rick Riordan, Ann Rice, and Keigo Higashino, among others. Well-known for his work in theater, Pittu has appeared off-Broadway in LoveMusik and Is He Dead, for which he received his Tony nominations, as well as Parade, for which he earned a National Broadway Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He is also a writer, member, and director of the Atlantic Theater company. He lives in New York City.

Reviews

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"