Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
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.
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.
The question is, how far is Clay willing to go? And how much can he overcome?
Trigger & Content Warnings:
- Parental abandonment
- Suicidal ideation, and assisted suicide (euthanasia) by asphyxiation by carbon monoxide poisoning
- Terminal cancer
- Death of a mother & wife
- Death of a pet dog (off-page) recounted