Bridge of Clay


The unforgettable, New York Times bestselling family saga from Markus Zusak, the storyteller who gave us the extraordinary bestseller THE BOOK THIEF, lauded by the New York Times as "the kind of book that can be life-changing."

"One of those monumental books that can draw you across space and time into another family’s experience in the most profound way." The Washington Post

"Mystical and loaded with heart, it's another gorgeous tearjerker from a rising master of them." Entertainment Weekly

“Devastating, demanding and deeply moving.” —Wall Street Journal 

The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance.

At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge—for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle.

The question is, how far is Clay willing to go? And how much can he overcome?
Written in powerfully inventive language and bursting with heart, BRIDGE OF CLAY is signature Zusak.

Bridge of Clay - Markus Zusak Summary

Bridge of Clay is a 2018 novel by Australian author Markus Zusak. It revolves around five brothers coming to terms with the disappearance of their father.In an interview with The Guardian, Zusak made the following comments: I'm writing a book called Bridge of Clay—about a boy building a bridge and wanting it to be perfect. He wants to achieve greatness with this bridge, and the question is whether it will survive when the river floods. That's all I can say about it for now—not out of secrecy, but you just don't know what direction a book is going to take, no matter how well you've planned. In March 2016, Zusak talked about his unfinished novel Bridge of Clay. He stated that the book was 90% finished but that, "... I’m a completely different person than the person who wrote The Book Thief. And this is also the scary thing—I’m a different person to the one who started Bridge of Clay eight, nine years ago ... I’ve got to get it done this year, or else I’ll probably finally have to set it aside."Bridge of Clay was released in the United States on October 9, 2018. ..

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Loved Book Thief, Can’t wait for this!5 star

When I first read the Book Thief, I was immediately sapped into the book, the long, extra descriptive details made me picture this truly wonderful story unfold. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the Bridge of Clay! 55

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