WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
""The Goldfinch" is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, "The New York Times Book Review"
Theo Decker, a 13-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 longing for his mother, he clings to the 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 mesmerizing, 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.
About the Author
Donna Tartt was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, and educated at the University of Mississippi and Bennington College. The Secret History was her debut novel.
Brian Tracy, president of Brian Tracy International, is one of the leading authors and speakers in the world on success, achievement, management, and leadership. He has written 45 books and created more than 350 audio and video learning programs. Brian has worked as a consultant and trainer for more than 1,000 corporations, including IBM, Ford, McDonnell Douglas, Xerox, Hewlett-Packard, U.S. Bancorp, Northwestern Mutual, Federal Express, and Comcast Communications. He speaks to more than 250,000 people each year and is the most popular audio author in the world.
David Pittu is a two-time Tony nominee, and has narrated over 36 audiobooks, including Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch", which earned an Audie for literary fiction and best male narrator. His other work includes "The Marriage Plot" by Jeffrey Eugenides and "An American Spy "by Olen Steinhauer. Pittu has also read for Rick Riordan, Ann Rice, and Keigo Higashino, among others.
Well-known for his work in theater, Pittu has appeared off-Broadway in "LoveMusik" and "Is He Dead", for which he received his Tony nominations, as well as "Parade", for which he earned a National Broadway Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He is also a writer, member, and director of the Atlantic Theater company. He lives in New York City.