The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) (CD-Audio)

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By Donna Tartt, David Pittu (Read by)
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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

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A young New Yorker grieving his mother's death is pulled into a gritty underworld of art and wealth in this "extraordinary" and beloved Pulitzer Prize winner that "connects with the heart as well as the mind" (Stephen King, New York Times Book Review).

Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by a longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into a wealthy and insular art community.

As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love -- and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention. From the streets of New York to the dark corners of the art underworld, this "soaring masterpiece" examines the devastating impact of grief and the ruthless machinations of fate (Ron Charles, Washington Post).

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. Her novels The Secret History and The Little Friend have been translated into 30 languages. She was born in Greenwood, Mississippi and is a graduate of Bennington College.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781600247118
ISBN-10: 1600247113
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2013
Language: English