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The book of strange new things : a novel, Michel Faber

Label
The book of strange new things : a novel
Title
The book of strange new things
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Michel Faber
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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" --
Summary
Called to perform missionary work on a world light years away where the natives are fascinated by the concepts he introduces, man of faith Peter Leigh finds his beliefs tested when he learns of natural disasters that are tearing Earth apart
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2014
Assigning source
from publisher's web site
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10321791
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Faber, Michel
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6056.A27
LC item number
B66 2014
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
The book of strange new things : a novel, Michel Faber
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn884630865
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
500 pages
Isbn
9780553418842
Lccn
2014013938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)884630865
Label
The book of strange new things : a novel, Michel Faber
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn884630865
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
500 pages
Isbn
9780553418842
Lccn
2014013938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)884630865

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