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Publisher Description

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.

Fiction & Literature
October 22
Little, Brown Book Group

Customer Reviews

ns.mona ,

The Goldfinch

I read the book over a period of a few months dipping in and out while studying. I have enjoyed the journey it had taken me on as a reader and the beauty of the art and artistry written about. A journey through bleakness to truth and beauty.

KieraLP782 ,


I have read all of Donna's previous titles avidly and this one is no exception. It is a perfectly crafted masterpiece. I have been boring everyone to everyone to tears with my frequent reiterations of how brilliant it is (boyfriend's mother, mother's boyfriend). Buy and read immediately, then read The Little Friend and The Secret History. If one or all three don't become one of your all time favourite books, then stick with Bridget Jones.

Lily! ,

The goldfinch

This book starts with a lot of promise, then seems to get lost in the middle with protracted chapters of similar information about drug withdrawal and the main characters inability to cope with life. It doesn't reach a fantastic crescendo and is rather anti climatic.

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