‘Achingly moving, delightfully funny, and thoroughly uplifting.’ M L STEDMAN, author of THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS
‘This book BLEW ME AWAY' JODI PICOULT
‘Rowdy and joyous, with flashes of wit and insight, and ultimately moving’ TIMES
Our mother was dead. Our father had fled.
Five Dunbar brothers are living – fighting, loving, grieving – in the perfect chaos of a house without grown-ups.
This is a family rocked by tragedy and long buried secrets. To understand his family’s story, Matthew Dunbar must travel to find three things. A lost typewriter -- A dead dog -- The bones of the snake that killed it.
He will learn of a mother who crosses continents for a new home; of a father searching for love in the keys of an old piano; and, finally, of a brother named Clay, who will make the most challenging journey of them all, and change their lives for ever.
Readers love Bridge of Clay:
***** ‘Page upon glorious page left my heart bruised, but gratefully beating’
***** ‘A book rarely touches me so emotionally’
***** ‘Original, compelling and richly resonant’
'One of those monumental books that can draw you across space and time' WASHINGTON POST
'This book blew me away' JODI PICOULT
'Devastating, demanding, deeply moving' WALL STREET JOURNAL
'Moving and epic' STYLIST
[Zusak] flings his readers straight into the deep end of his new vast, teeming novel . . . Warm and heartfelt . . . This is a tale of love, art and redemption; rowdy and joyous, with flashes of wit and insight, and ultimately moving.
If The Book Thief was a novel that allowed Death to steal the show... [its] brilliantly illuminated follow-up is affirmatively full of life.
The wait is over.
This vast novel is a feast of language and irony. There is sly wit on every page... it is hard not to fall a bit in love with it.
Bridge of Clay has been more than a decade in the making, and it shows: The characters are clearly loved, and the artistry of language will leave you gasping at times.
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