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Donna Tartt
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The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt



Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014 --- ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Caught in a terrorist attack that kills his mother while at an art exhibition, Theo Decker escapes with a ring given to him by a dying man, and a 16th century painting. Returning the ring introduces him to an antique restorer; the stolen painting becomes both comfort and burden. A series of temporary homes - in New York with friends, and Las Vegas with his neglectful father - leave him unsettled, guilt-stricken and eventually trapped in a dangerous circle of deceit. A hefty novel that draws you in gradually until you find yourself submerged in the cool and satisfying prose. Lindy

By:   Donna Tartt
Imprint:   Abacus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 41mm
Weight:   1g
ISBN:   9780349139630
ISBN 10:   0349139636
Pages:   880
Publication Date:   June 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

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 *

  • Short-listed for Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2014 (UK)
  • Short-listed for Women's Prize for Fiction 2014
  • Shortlisted for Women's Prize for Fiction 2014.
  • Winner of Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 2014 (UK)
  • Winner of Pulitzer Prize 2014 (UK)
  • Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014
  • Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014.
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