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The Book of Strange New Things

The Book of Strange New Things
Title: The Book of Strange New Things
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Genre: fantasy
Annotation: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 Peters teachings his Bible is their book of strange new things. But Peter is rattled when Beas letters from home become increasingly desperate: typhoons and earthquakes are devastating whole countries, and governments are crumbling. Beas 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. Marked by the same bravura storytelling and precise language that made The Crimson Petal and the White such an international success, The Book of Strange New Things is extraordinary, mesmerizing, and replete with emotional complexity and genuine pathos.
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  1. Michel Faber The Book of Strange New Things
  2. I. THY WILL BE DONE
  3. 1. Forty minutes later he was up in the sky
  4. 2. He would never see other humans the same way again
  5. 3. The grand adventure could surely wait
  6. 4. Hello everybody, he said
  7. 5. Just as he recognised them for what they were
  8. 6. His whole life had been leading up to this
  9. 7. Approved, transmitted
  10. 8. Take a deep breath and count to a million
  11. 9. The choir resumed
  12. II. ON EARTH
  13. 10. The happiest day of my life
  14. 11. He realised for the first time that she was beautiful, too
  15. 12. Looking back, almost certainly, that was when it happened
  16. 13. The engine kindled into life
  17. 14. Lost in the mighty unison
  18. 15. Hero of the moment, king of the day
  19. 16. Toppling off an axis, falling through space
  20. 17. Still blinking under the word here
  21. 18. I need to talk to you, she said
  22. 19. He would learn it if it killed him
  23. 20. Everything would be all right if she only could
  24. III. AS IT IS
  25. 21. There is no God, she wrote
  26. 22. Alone with you by my side
  27. IV. IN HEAVEN
  28. 23. A drink with you
  29. 24. The Technique of Jesus
  30. 25. Some of us have work to do
  31. 26. He only knew that thanks were due
  32. 27. Stay where you are
  33. 28. Amen
  34. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


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