The Goldfinch

Author: Donna Tartt
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  • : $19.99(AUD)
  • : 9780349139630
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Abacus
  • : January 2014
  • : 19.99
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  • : books

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  • : Donna Tartt
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  • : Paperback
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  • : 813/.54
  • : very good
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Barcode 9780349139630
9780349139630

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.

Awards

Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014. Shortlisted for Women's Prize for Fiction 2014.

Author description

Donna Tartt was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, and is a graduate of Bennington College. She is the author of the novels The Secret History and The Little Friend, which have been translated into thirty languages.