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The book of strange new things : a novel

Author: Michel Faber
Publisher: London ; New York : Hogarth, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Christian fiction
Romance fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Faber
ISBN: 9780553418842 055341884X 9781782114079 1782114076
OCLC Number: 884630865
Awards: Winner of Saltire Society Award for Best Novel 2015 (UK)
Long-listed for International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award (UK).
Description: 500 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Michel Faber.

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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 Read more...

 
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A very uniquely written book

by byluluwithlove (WorldCat user published 2014-11-02) Very Good Permalink

The premise is a very curious one. Oasis is a planet that was essentially discovered by a private organisation, USIC, and fully controlled and operated by them. Like many other...
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