C'est un minuscule tableau de maître. Un oiseau fascinant. Inestimable.
La raison pour laquelle Theo Decker, 13 ans, s'est retrouvé en possession de ce chef-d'oeuvre de l'art flamand est une longue histoire... Un hasard qui, huit ans après ce jour tragique de pluie et de cendres à New York, l'obsède toujours autant. Des salons huppés de Manhattan aux bas-fonds mafieux d'Amsterdam ou de Las Vegas, Le Chardonneret surveille l'effroyable descente aux enfers de Theo et préside à son étrange destin...
Cet ouvrage a reçu le prix Pulitzer.
Dans une petite ville du sud des États-Unis, Harriet Cleve Dufresnes grandit dans l'ombre d'un frère décédé, retrouvé pendu à un arbre du jardin. Un meurtre non élucidé qui a anéanti sa famille.
Imprégnée de la littérature d'aventures de Stevenson, Kipling et Conan Doyle, Harriet décide, l'été de ses 12 ans, de trouver l'assassin et d'exercer sa vengeance. Avec, pour unique allié, son ami Hely. Mais ce que Harriet et Hely vont découvrir est bien éloigné de leurs jeux d'enfants : un monde inconnu et menaçant, le monde des adultes...
The narrator of this story is a boy who leaves California to attend a college in New England. He falls in with a group of students of Ancient Greek. Four of their number work themselves into a trance-like condition one night, and murder a local farmer. Bunny then tries to blackmail the others.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014 Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to the thing that most reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld. As he grows up, Theo learns to glide between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love - and his talisman, the painting, places him at the centre of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.
The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling power. Combining unforgettably vivid characters and thrilling suspense, it is a beautiful, addictive triumph - a sweeping story of loss and obsession, of survival and self-invention, of the deepest mysteries of love, identity and fate.
Twelve-year-old Harriet is doing her best to grow up, which is not easy as her mother is permanently on medication, her father has silently moved to another city, and her serene sister rarely notices anything. All of them are still suffering from the shocking and mysterious death of her brother Robin twelve years earlier, and it seems to Harriet that the family may never recover. So, inspired by Captain Scott, Houdini, and Robert Louis Stevenson, she sets out with her only friend Hely to find Robin''s murderer and punish him. But what starts out as a child''s game soon becomes a dark and dangerous journey into the menacing underworld of a small Mississippi town.>
Donna Tartt, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her most recent novel, The Goldfinch , established herself as a major talent with The Secret History, which has become a contemporary classic. 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.