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.

Donna Tartt—The Goldfinch

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