Penguin: Bridge of Clay
In October 2018 Australian author Markus Zusak published his first novel in 12 years – and his first adult fiction. Bridge of Clay follows the story of five brothers, narrated by the eldest, all living together in a house without rules. At the centre of the family is Clay – a boy determined to build a bridge to save both his family and himself.
We were excited to work with Penguin to launch the book with a very special installation in Waterstones Piccadilly. We built our own bridge for Clay, made entirely of books for people to sit underneath and enjoy some time away reading Zusak’s latest novel. The book bridge was complete with special references to the animals in the book, including Telemachus the budgie. The installation remained on site over a few days to mark the publication of the book and allow fans and passing customers to enjoy (with plenty of comments on social media!).