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The Book of Strange New Things

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book (nominee)
Saltire Literary Awards Best Book
A monumental, genre-defying novel that David Mitchell calls "Michel Faber's second masterpiece," The Book of Strange New Things is a masterwork from a writer in full command of his many talents.

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.

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November 2014 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Book Of Strange New Things
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 1-4434-3606-2 / 978-1-4434-3606-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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October 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Book of Strange New Things: A Novel
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 0-553-41884-X / 978-0-553-41884-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
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October 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Book of Strange New Things
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 1-78211-406-8 / 978-1-78211-406-2 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

November 2015 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Book Of Strange New Things
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 1-4434-3607-0 / 978-1-4434-3607-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Book of Strange New Things
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 1-78211-408-4 / 978-1-78211-408-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Book of Strange New Things: A Novel
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 0-553-41886-6 / 978-0-553-41886-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
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October 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Book of Strange New Things
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 1-78211-407-6 / 978-1-78211-407-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Book of Strange New Things
Author(s): Michael Faber
ISBN: 0-553-41885-8 / 978-0-553-41885-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
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Audio Editions

November 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Strange New Things
Author(s): Michel Faber
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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November 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Strange New Things
Author(s): Michel Faber
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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October 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Book of Strange New Things: A Novel
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 0-553-54621-X / 978-0-553-54621-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Strange New Things
Author(s): Michel Faber
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Strange New Things
Author(s): Michel Faber
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Book of Strange New Things
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 1-4712-7747-X / 978-1-4712-7747-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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October 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Strange New Things
Author(s): Michel Faber
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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October 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Strange New Things
Author(s): Michel Faber
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Book of Strange New Things
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 0-553-54623-6 / 978-0-553-54623-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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Kindle Editions

November 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Book Of Strange New Things
Author(s): Michel Faber
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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October 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Book of Strange New Things: A Novel
Author(s): Michel Faber
Publisher: Hogarth
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October 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Book of Strange New Things
Author(s): Michel Faber
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK