The Goldfinch is an energetic, startling storytelling novel that critically acclaimed by critics and readers, voted Amazon’s Book of the Year 2013, and entered the Best-seller list of The New York Times 39 weeks. What makes the magic attraction of the Golden Sparrow is the vivid character with a strong impression, the enchanting voice, mixed with breathless waiting, sometimes overlapping with the philosopher’s calm with the secrets. the deepest hidden of love, people, art. A beautiful work that keeps you up all night reading, makes you want to introduce to all of your friends, an old tale about loss, shady, cruel conspiracies of fate.
First published in the literature in 2013, and in 2014 was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for literature. In April 2014, Donna Tartt was listed by the Times magazine on the list of one hundred most influential people in the world. Although from a young age she showed her writing ability, once considered a prodigy of American literature, but Donna Tartt composed very little. At the age of 53, the Golden Sparrow is only her third novel and it took her 11 years to complete.
The story is about a boy Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New York City citizen, miraculously survived an accident that took his mother’s life. Refused by his biological father, Theo was close to his family, a rich friend. Strange to the new home on Park Avenue, depressed not having the same voice with his friends at the same school, and heartbroken, most tormented with the constant nostalgia for his mother, the boy clinging to one thing, he reminded remember her mother: it was the priceless painting The Goldfinch by the Dutch painter Carel Fabritius at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The painting has a mysterious appeal that gradually drags Theo into the criminal art world. During his adult life, Theo went out into the living room world of the rich and the dusty maze of an antique shop is where you work. He was alone in his own world, he loved someone, and was at the center of a spiral of ever-tightening, more dangerous than ever.