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The Goldfinch (Digital Audiobook)

A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)

By Donna Tartt, David Pittu (Narrator)

Publication Date: October 21, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Mass Market (6/28/2016)
Paperback (4/7/2015)
Hardcover (10/22/2013)
Prebound (4/7/2015)
CD-Audio (10/22/2013)
Hardcover, Large Print (10/22/2013)
Paperback, Chinese (8/1/2015)
MP3 CD (10/22/2013)
Compact Disc (2/29/2016)

Description

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 a novelist, essayist and critic. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's and The Oxford American. She is the author of the novels The Secret History (1992) and The Little Friend (2002). She lives in New York.