Bridge of Clay – Markus Zusak

More than a decade has passed since the publication of this Australian author’s previous, highly successful novel, The Book Thief. So his latest work, Bridge of Clay, recently published in Spanish by Lumen, is generating a great deal of excitement. After the death of their mother and being abandoned by their father, the teenage Dunbar brothers survive as best they can, protecting each other. Their father’s return unleashes a series of events and revelations which go back to when their parents met and the memory of a loving grandfather who was passionate about classical culture.

Markus Zusak (Sydney, 1975) is one of the most recognized and prolific writers of literature for young adults. The Book Thief, written in 2005, is one of his most popular works. It has won multiple literary prizes and was made into a movie in 2013. His book Crossed Letters (2002) is also being translated into Spanish. He has published the following books in English: Getting the Girl (2003); Holiwi (2002); Fighting Ruben Wolfe (2001); and When Dogs Cry (2001).