★ Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014
US & Canada Little, Brown & Company (October 2013, Ed. Michael Pietsch)
UK & Comm Little, Brown & Company (Ed. Ursula Mackenzie)
The Goldfinch entered the New York Times bestseller list at number two and reached number one on the list, the novel has stayed in the top ten for over 40 weeks. It debuted on the Sunday Times hardcover fiction bestseller list at number three in the UK, where it has also stayed in the top ten for over 20 weeks and has remained on the paperback list since publication.
The novel won the Andrew Carnegie Award for fiction. It has been chosen as Amazon's Best Book of 2013 and is one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2013. It has also been selected as one of the Ten Best Books of 2013 by the New York Times. The novel has also been shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Donna Tartt has been named as one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People.
The Goldfinch has also been an international bestseller, debuting at number one for Editions Plon in France in January 2014 and is also a number one bestseller in Finland in June 2014. In Germany, The Goldfinch reached number two on the Der Spiegel bestseller list. In Italy, Rizzoli has reprinted ten times since its March 2014 publication and the novel climbed to number ten on the bestseller lists there.
The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel.
A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend’s family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld.
Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America, and a drama of almost unbearable acuity and power. It is a story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the enormous power of art.