DONNA TARTT - The Goldfinch

  
 

Thursday, November 7 at 7PM

BookPeople Presents 

 

Bestselling Author
DONNA TARTT
speaking & signing
The Goldfinch: A Novel

 

Books & Tickets
Are Now Available!



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The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel.

Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity.

It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-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 his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

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 novel of shocking narrative energy and power. It combines unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and breathtaking suspense, while plumbing with a philosopher's calm the deepest mysteries of love, identity, and art. It is a beautiful, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.

 

DONNA TARTT is an American writer and author of the novels The Secret History, The Little Friend, and The Goldfinch. She won the WH Smith Literary Award for The Little Friend in 2003.

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Event date: 
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
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The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316055437
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 22nd, 2013

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