The bridge of clay
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More than ten years after The Book Thief, the extraordinary bestseller that conquered ten million readers, Markus Zusak returns with an unforgettable and sweeping family saga, inspired by classical art and culture.
The five Dunbar siblings live in a home without adults, caring for each other, struggling to survive in a world that has abandoned them, until their father, the man who left them without looking back, comes home. Why has he returned?
Matthew, cynical and poetic, is the one who holds the reins of the family; Rory is always missing class; Henry, a money-making machine, and little Tomy, a pet collector who has colonized the house with dysfunctional animals, such as Achilles the mule and Rosy, the border collie. And then there's the silent Clay, haunted by an event that can't be talked about. But the story goes back a long time: to that grandfather whose passion for the ancient Greeks still fills their lives with color, and to the parents, who met thanks to a lost piano. Clay will try to reveal his tragic secret and build a bridge to save his family and himself