The Book of Strange New Things: A Novel

The Book of Strange New Things: A Novel

Michel Faber


A enormous, genre-defying novel that David Mitchell calls "Michel Faber’s moment masterpiece," The booklet of wierd New Things is a masterwork from a author in complete command of his many talents.

It starts off with Peter, a faithful guy of religion, as he's known as to the project of an entire life, one who takes him galaxies clear of his spouse, Bea. Peter turns into immersed within the mysteries of an magnificent new setting, overseen by way of an enigmatic company identified basically as USIC.   His paintings introduces him to a probably pleasant local inhabitants being affected by a deadly disorder and hungry for Peter’s teachings—his Bible is their “book of wierd new things.” yet Peter is rattled whilst Bea’s letters from domestic develop into more and more determined: typhoons and earthquakes are devastating complete nations, and governments are crumbling.  Bea’s religion, as soon as the guiding mild in their lives, starts to falter.  

abruptly, a separation measured via an otherworldly distance, and outlined either by way of one newly came upon international and one other in a kingdom of cave in, is threatened by means of an ever-widening gulf that's less quantifiable.  whereas Peter is reconciling the wishes of his congregation with the wishes of his unusual organisation, Bea is suffering for survival.  Their trials lay naked a profound meditation on religion, love verified past patience, and our accountability to these closest to us.

Marked through an analogous bravura storytelling and unique language that made The red Petal and the White such a world good fortune, The booklet of wierd New Things is impressive, enthralling, and replete with emotional complexity and real pathos.

From the Hardcover edition.

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