El jilguero

Donna Tartt

Book - 2014

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.

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Subjects
Genres
Bildungsromans
Suspense fiction
Published
Nueva York : Vintage Español, una división de Random House, LLC 2014.
Language
Spanish
English
Physical Description
1148 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN
9780804173025
0804173028
Main Author
Donna Tartt (author)
Other Authors
Aurora Echevarría Pérez (translator)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Taken in by a wealthy family friend after surviving an accident that killed his mother, thirteen-year-old Theo Decker tries to adjust to life on Park Avenue.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

EL PRIMER CLÁSICO DEL SIGLO XXI, PREMIO PULITZERMÁS DE UN MILLÓN DE EJEMPLARES VENDIDOS EN TODO EL MUNDO«El jilguero es una de esas rarezas que aparecen pocas veces, una novela literaria escrita con audacia, que conecta con las emociones del lector. Un triunfo.»Stephen King, The New York TimesAl 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.ENGLISH DESCRIPTIONA young New Yorker grieving his mother's death is pulled into a gritty underworld of art and wealth in this "extraordinary" and beloved Pulitzer Prize winner that "connects with the heart as well as the mind" (Stephen King, 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 a 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 a wealthy and insular art community.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. From the streets of New York to the dark corners of the art underworld, this "soaring masterpiece" examines the devastating impact of grief and the ruthless machinations of fate (Ron Charles, Washington Post).