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The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt

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Donna Tartt's phenomenally acclaimed novel.
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"a tribute to our better natures"

The Guardian

The Goldfinch A01 By (author) N Donna Tartt 195 130 41 590 BC Paperback / softback 880 Abacus Little, Brown Book Group London United Kingdom FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) 1.3 FB FBA Fiction: general & literary Modern & contemporary fiction Donna Tartt's phenomenally acclaimed novel. 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. A modern epic and an old-fashioned pilgrimage...Dickens with guns, Dostoevsky with pills, Tolstoy with antiques. And if it doesn't gain Tartt entry to the mostly boys' club that is The Great American Novel, to drink with life-members John Steinbeck, Harper Lee, Saul Bellow, Philip Roth et al, then we should close down the joint and open up another for the Great Global Novel - for that is what this is -- Alex O'Connell * The Times * An astonishing achievement . . . if anyone has lost their love of storytelling, The Goldfinch will most certainly return it to them. The last few pages of the novel take all the serious, big, complicated ideas beneath the surface and hold them up to the light * Guardian * The Goldfinch is a triumph . . . Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction -- Stephen King * New York Times * A glorious novel that pulls together all her remarkable storytelling talents into a rapturous, symphonic whole and reminds the reader of the immersive, stay-up-all-night pleasures of reading -- Michiko Kakutani * New York Times * The Goldfinch is a book about art in all its forms, and 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....Joy and sorrow exist in the same breath, and by the end The Goldfinch hangs in our stolen heart * Vanity Fair * A soaring masterpiece * Ron Charles, Washington Post * A modern epic and an old-fashioned pilgrimage... Dickens with guns, Dostoevsky with pills, Tolstoy with antiques. And if it doesn't gain Tartt entry to the mostly boys' club that is The Great American Novel, to drink with life-members John Steinbeck, Harper Lee, Saul Bellow, Philip Roth et al, then we should close down the joint and open up another for the Great Global Novel - for that is what this is * The Times * An astonishing achievement . . . if anyone has lost their love of storytelling, The Goldfinch will most certainly return it to them * Guardian * The Goldfinch is a triumph . . . Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction * Stephen King * A glorious novel that pulls together all her remarkable storytelling talents into a rapturous, symphonic whole and reminds the reader of the immersive, stay-up-all-night pleasures of reading * Michiko Kakutani, New York Times * 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. Winner of Pulitzer Prize 2014 (UK) Winner of Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 2014 (UK) Short-listed for Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2014 (UK) 03062014 02 RRP including tax GB GBP 9.99 0.00 9.99 This price includes a tax element GB 20 Available 16 ARGOSY BERT BKSPD EASON GARD Y

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.

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Book publisherLittle, Brown Book Group
Publication date3 Jun 2014
FormatPaperback
Pages880
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