Be prepared to savor this robust and remarkable novel by Donna Tartt. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Goldfinch weaves a wonderful yet sometimes sad tale involving the life of young Theodore Decker. His world is turned upside down and right side up as he struggles with the loss of his mother in a suspicious museum explosion, and his father by desertion. Yet he finds his purpose by a painting of a bird by a little known artist. The novel is big, but the rewards of reading it are bigger.— Ron, Los Angeles
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.