Hij brak door met De boekendief, een prachtige roman uit 2005. Nu, dertien jaar later, is er een nieuwe roman van Markus Zusak. Bridge of Clay zal in oktober 2018 verschijnen, maar Hebban heeft al Engelstalige vooruitexemplaren!
Bridge of Clay
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.
It stars five orphaned boys living in a house with no rules (and no adults), but plenty of animals, including a mule named Achilles, Telemachus the budgie, Agamemnon the goldfish, also a cat and a dog.
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.
It is narrated by the eldest of the five brothers. As with The Book Thief, the narrative voice is striking, oozing with warmth and often sarcastic. It is a story told backwards and inside out.
The question is, how far is Clay willing to go? And how much can he overcome?
Lees een fragment (externe site)