Genre Defying Novel

"A long-awaited—and brilliant and disquieting—novel of faith and redemption by Scotland-based writer Faber (The Crimson Petal and the White, 2002, etc.)" (Kirkus Reviews)

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber begins with Peter, a devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Bea. 

Peter becomes immersed in the mysteries of an astonishing new environment and his work introduces him to a seemingly friendly native population struggling with a dangerous illness and hungry for Peter’s teachings—his Bible is their “book of strange new things.” But Peter is rattled when Bea’s letters from home become increasingly desperate: typhoons and earthquakes are devastating whole countries, and governments are crumbling. Bea’s faith, once the guiding light of their lives, begins to falter. While Peter is reconciling the needs of his congregation with the desires of his strange employer, Bea is struggling for survival. Their trials lay bare a profound meditation on faith, love tested beyond endurance, and our responsibility to those closest to us.

"Like Maria Doria Russell's The Sparrow, this is a marvelously creative and intricate novel, thought-provoking and arresting." (Booklist Reviews)

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