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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

Davefromebow ,

Finch me again!

This is not a book I was able to read quickly - it took a lot of concentration and a decent chunk of my Christmas holidays! I enjoyed every word and minute of it though. The detail in the writing, the character development, the various themes on friendship, human frailty, our ‘moral genetics’, the importance of art and then some was fascitinating. A great tale / story runs through the book also…lots of twists and turns...

Catpwoods ,


Reading this book at the moment and really enjoying it. A must read

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