The Book Of Strange New Things

Michel Faber
Canongate Books, €18.99; ebook, €13.03

Utterly compelling from start to finish, The Book Of Strange New Things is an artfully crafted, unforgettable and incredibly original novel by ambitious author Michel Faber.

A former alcoholic turned born-again Christian missionary, Peter Leigh, embarks on the greatest evangelist challenge of his life, but for the first time without his dedicated wife Beatrice by his side.

In an unknown place with strange new customs, he must acclimatise to his current surroundings whilst not forgetting about those left at home.

His mission turns into a test of faith that not only deeply challenges his belief in God, but his marriage and the limits of his human existence.

A gripping page-turner from start to finish, The Book Of Strange New Things deserves to be yet another bestseller for critically acclaimed writer Michel Faber, author of The Crimson Petal And The White and Under The Skin.


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