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The Book of Strange New Things - Michel Faber

The Book of Strange New Things - Michel Faber
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Title: The Book of Strange New Things

Author:  Michel Faber

ISBN:  9781782114062

Weight:  990g

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The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

‘I am with you always, even unto the end of the world…’

Peter Leigh is a missionary called to go on the journey of a lifetime.  Leaving behind his beloved wife, Bea, he boards a flight for a remote and unfamiliar land, a place where the locals are hungry for the teachings of the Bible – his ‘book of strange new things’.  It is a quest that will challenge Peter’s beliefs, his understanding of the limits of the human body and, most of all, his love for Bea.

The Book of Strange New Things is a wildly original tale of adventure, faith and the ties that might hold two people together when they are worlds apart.  This momentous novel, Faber’s first major work since The Crimson Petal and the White, sees him at his expectation-defying best.

Peer & Press Reviews

There are some novels that come along, when writing a review seems superfluous and all one wants to do is to grab someone by the shoulders and say: “Look, just read the damn thing!”.  This is one of them…  In this thoughtful, deeply moving page-turner, Faber excels himself.

Scotsman

Michel Faber’s second masterpiece, quite different to The Crimson Petal and The White but every bit as luminescent and memorable.  It is a portrait of a living, breathing relationship, frayed by distance.  It is an enquiry into the mountains faith can move and the mountains faith can’t move.  It is maniacally gripping. I didn’t so much read The Book of Strange New Things as inhabit it.

David Mitchell

This is a rewarding novel, which engages with big ideas and serves up mysteries while keeping human relationships front and centre.

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Title: The Book of Strange New Things
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Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition background:

This numbered edition of just 250 copies was commissioned by a leading London bookshop working in association with the publisher.

Each book has a tipped-in authentication page, directly before the half title page, that confirms the book’s number.  This page also gives the title, the author’s name, the name of the publisher and the month / year of publication.

This exclusive edition’s distinctive gold coloured page edges single it out from the standard trade edition.

Available numbers: Choice of 43 or 133 [of 250 – subject to availability]
Overall condition Fine / Fine – some pushing to spine ends (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Canongate Books
Awards and prizes:

International Dublin Literary Award 2016 – longlist

Saltire Book of the Year Award 2015 – winner

Arthur C. Clarke Award 2015 – shortlist

Media adaptation: BBC Radio 4: 15 Minute Drama – ten 15-minute episodes, broadcast Mon–Fri at 10:45am from Mon 06 Oct 2014.
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9781782114062
ISBN 10: 1782114068
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 584
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 163 x 50mm
Weight: 1.149kg [heavy book]
Design Credits
Author photo: Eva Youren
Jacket design: Rafaela Romaya
Jacket illustration: Yehrin Tong

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