Join us for an afternoon with Markus Zusak, the internationally acclaimed, prize-winning, bestselling author of The Book Thief as he talks about his highly anticipated new novel Bridge of Clay. The
Join us for an afternoon with Markus Zusak, the internationally acclaimed, prize-winning, bestselling author of The Book Thief as he talks about his highly anticipated new novel Bridge of Clay.
The five Dunbar brothers are living – fighting, dreaming, loving – in the perfect squalor of a house without grown-ups. Today, the father who abandoned them is about to walk back in. But why has he returned, and who have the boys become since he left? At the helm is Matthew, cynical, poetic; Rory, forever truanting; Henry, the money-spinner; and young Tommy, the pet collector who has colonized the house with dysfunctional pets, including Achilles the mule and Rosy the Border collie. And then there’s Clay, the quiet one, his whole young life haunted by an unspeakable act. From the tale of their grandfather, whose passion for the ancient Greeks still colours their lives, to the mother and father who met over a mislaid piano, to the present day, where five sons dwell in a house with no rules, Bridge of Clay is an epic tale of a ramshackle family and the unburying on one boy’s tragic secret.
The Book Thief enjoyed universal acclaim selling over one million copies in the UK and 16 million copies worldwide having been translated into over 40 languages. Now, 10 years later comes Bridge of Clay another brilliant, ambitious and inspiring novel from a master storyteller. Don’t miss this opportunity to see and meet him and pick up your signed copy of a very special book!