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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Bridge of Clay
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'An unforgettable and sweeping family saga from Markus Zusak, the storyteller who gave us the extraordinary bestseller The Book Thief.

'Bridge of Clay is about a boy who is caught in the current - of destroying everything he has, to become all he needs to be. He's a boy in search of greatness, as a cure for memory and tragedy. He builds a bridge to save his family, but also to save himself. It's an attempt to transcend humanness, to make a single, glorious moment:

'A miracle and nothing less.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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Notes

  • Dedication:

    For Scout, Kid and Little Small,

    for Cate,

    and in loving memory of K.E.:

    a great lover of language.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 2018 .
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      Extent: 592p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 9 October 2018.

      ISBN: 9781760559922, 176055992X
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Knopf ,
      2018 .
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      Extent: 544 p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 9 October 2018.

      ISBN: 9781984830159 (hbk), 1984830155
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Doubleday ,
      2018 .
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      Extent: 582 p.p.
      ISBN: 0857525956, 9780857525956
Alternative title: El puente de Clay
Language: Spanish
    • Miami, Florida,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Editorial Lumen ,
      2018 .
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      Extent: 635 p.p.
      ISBN: 1949061361, 9781949061369

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  • Also large print.
  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

Markus Zusak on How Bridge of Clay Left Him 'beaten up and Bruised' Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore (interviewer), 2018 single work interview
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 17 December 2018;

'If The Book Thief is the Australian author’s most famous book, this is his magnum opus.'

Markus Zusak's Follow-up to The Book Thief, Bridge of Clay, Was 13 Years in the Making Claire Nichols , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , December 2018;
[Review] Bridge of Clay Jonathan Hunt , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Horn Book Magazine , November / December vol. 94 no. 6 2018; (p. 92)

— Review of Bridge of Clay Markus Zusak , 2018 single work novel
Dunbar Boys Nicole Abadee , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 405 2018; (p. 42)

'Most writers seek to better their previous books, but in Markus Zusak’s case this goal was particularly difficult, given that his last book was The Book Thief. Published in 2005, it has sold sixteen million copies worldwide and spent ten years on the New York Times bestseller list. It is thus no surprise that Zusak has taken ten years to write Bridge of Clay, his sixth book.'  (Introduction)

[Review] Bridge of Clay Jonathan Hunt , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Horn Book Magazine , November / December vol. 94 no. 6 2018; (p. 92)

— Review of Bridge of Clay Markus Zusak , 2018 single work novel
Dunbar Boys Nicole Abadee , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 405 2018; (p. 42)

'Most writers seek to better their previous books, but in Markus Zusak’s case this goal was particularly difficult, given that his last book was The Book Thief. Published in 2005, it has sold sixteen million copies worldwide and spent ten years on the New York Times bestseller list. It is thus no surprise that Zusak has taken ten years to write Bridge of Clay, his sixth book.'  (Introduction)

Markus Zusak's Follow-up to The Book Thief, Bridge of Clay, Was 13 Years in the Making Claire Nichols , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , December 2018;
Markus Zusak on How Bridge of Clay Left Him 'beaten up and Bruised' Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore (interviewer), 2018 single work interview
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 17 December 2018;

'If The Book Thief is the Australian author’s most famous book, this is his magnum opus.'

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