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The Goldfinch

by Donna Tartt

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 ReviewTheo 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.

The Goldfinch

by Donna Tartt

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.

The Goldfinch

by Donna Tartt

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 ReviewTheo 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.

El jilguero

by Donna Tartt

Al empezar El jilguero, entramos en una habitación de hotel en Amsterdam. Theo Decker lleva más de una semana encerrado entre estas cuatro paredes, fumando sin parar, bebiendo vodka y masticando miedo. Es un hombre joven, pero su historia es larga y ni él sabe bien por qué ha llegado hasta aquí.¿Cómo empezó todo? Con una explosión en el Metropolitan Museum de Nueva York hace unos diez años y la imagen de un jilguero de plumas doradas, un cuadro espléndido del siglo xvii que desapareció entre el polvo y los cascotes. Quien se lo llevó fue el mismo Theo, un chiquillo entonces, que de pronto se quedó huérfano de madre y se dedicó a malgastar su vida, mientras el recuerdo de una niña pelirroja llenaba sus noches y un bulto sospechoso iba pasando de mano en mano hasta llegar a Holanda.¿Cómo acabará todo? Para saberlo hay que dejarse llevar por el talento de Donna Tartt, la autora que ha conseguido poner al día las reglas de los grandes maestros, El jilguero es probablemente el primer clásico del siglo xxi.

The Little Friend

by Donna Tartt

Bestselling author Donna Tartt returns with a grandly ambitious and utterly riveting novel of childhood, innocence and evil. The setting is Alexandria, Mississippi, where one Mother's Day a little boy named Robin Cleve Dufresnes was found hanging from a tree in his parents' yard. Twelve years later Robin's murder is still unsolved and his family remains devastated. So it is that Robin's sister Harriet--unnervingly bright, insufferably determined, and unduly influenced by the fiction of Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson--sets out to unmask his killer. Aided only by her worshipful friend Hely, Harriet crosses her town's rigid lines of race and caste and burrows deep into her family's history of loss. Filled with hairpin turns of plot and "a bustling, ridiculous humanity worthy of Dickens" (The New York Times Book Review), The Little Friend is a work of myriad enchantments by a writer of prodigious talent.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Secret History

by Donna Tartt

Truly deserving of the accolade a modern classic, Donna Tartt's novel is a remarkable achievement--both compelling and elegant, dramatic and playful.Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.From the Trade Paperback edition.

El secreto

by Donna Tartt

No es fácil ir haciendo amigos en una universidad de Nueva Inglaterra si eres un chico modesto y falto de afecto que llega de California, y Richard Papen lo sabe; por eso agradece que lo admitan en un pequeño grupo de cinco estudiantes capitaneados por un profesor de literatura clásica con mucho carisma y pocos escrúpulos. Los chicos sueltan comentarios en griego y se ríen de la ingenuidad y la torpeza de los demás, pero bien mirado se pasan el día bebiendo y engullendo pastillas, hasta que un mal día las que parecían chiquilladas se convierten en palabras mayores. Solo entonces Richard y su pandilla descubren qué difícil es vivir sin máscaras y qué fácil es matar sin remordimientos. En El secreto, la primera novela de Donna Tartt, se unen la tensión de la novela psicológica, el ritmo de un thriller y la crónica de una juventud que pide demasiado a la vida sin saber bien qué entregar a cambio. El resultado es una obra que se cuenta entre las mejores del siglo XX.

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