Nicole Abadee reviews 'Bridge of Clay' by Markus Zusak

Nicole Abadee reviews 'Bridge of Clay' by Markus Zusak

Bridge of Clay

by Markus Zusak

Picador, $39.99 hb, 579 pp, 9781743534816

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.

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Nicole Abadee

Nicole Abadee

Nicole Abadee is the books writer for The Australian Financial Review Magazine. She also has her own business as a literary consultant, helping writers to polish their work before they submit it to publishers. Before she moved into the world of books, Nicole was a lawyer for almost ten years. She was a barrister at the New South Wales Bar and then a lecturer in International Law at The University of Sydney Law School. Nicole speaks at writers’ festivals and other literary events.

Published in October 2018, no. 405

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