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Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'It 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, overseen by an enigmatic corporation known only as USIC. 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.

'Suddenly, a separation measured by an otherworldly distance, and defined both by one newly discovered world and another in a state of collapse, is threatened by an ever-widening gulf that is much less quantifiable. 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.

'Marked by the same bravura storytelling and precise language that made The Crimson Petal and the White such an international success, The Book of Strange New Things is extraordinary, mesmerizing, and replete with emotional complexity and genuine pathos.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Edinburgh,
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      Scotland,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Canongate , 2014 .
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      Extent: 585p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 28 October 2014
      ISBN: 9781782114079 (paperback), 9781782114062 (hardback)

Works about this Work

Poet's Breakfast Maxine Beneba Clarke , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 3 September 2016;
[Untitled] Penelope Debelle , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 January 2015; (p. 33)

— Review of The Book of Strange New Things Michel Faber 2014 single work novel
Gerard Elson in Conversation with Michel Faber Gerard Elson , 2015 single work interview
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings , April no. 21 2015; (p. 125-147)
Preaching to Aliens while the World Ends James Bradley , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 December 2014; (p. 33) The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 December 2014; (p. 33)

— Review of The Book of Strange New Things Michel Faber 2014 single work novel
Michael Faber : The Book of Strange New Things 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 22-28 December 2014; (p. 22)

— Review of The Book of Strange New Things Michel Faber 2014 single work novel
Preaching to Aliens while the World Ends James Bradley , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 December 2014; (p. 33) The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 December 2014; (p. 33)

— Review of The Book of Strange New Things Michel Faber 2014 single work novel
Michael Faber : The Book of Strange New Things 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 22-28 December 2014; (p. 22)

— Review of The Book of Strange New Things Michel Faber 2014 single work novel
[Untitled] Penelope Debelle , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 January 2015; (p. 33)

— Review of The Book of Strange New Things Michel Faber 2014 single work novel
Gerard Elson in Conversation with Michel Faber Gerard Elson , 2015 single work interview
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings , April no. 21 2015; (p. 125-147)
Poet's Breakfast Maxine Beneba Clarke , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 3 September 2016;
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