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Book Condition: Fine
500pp. 8vo. Author has signed on a tipped-in page very neatly at the top of the page. Book is unread, unmarked, unclipped, tight, clean, staright and Brodart protected. Very slight push to a part of spine heel. Page edges gilt covered (all three edges). A gold "Signed Copy" sticker is on jacket front. Book is a stated First Edition and has a complete number line from 1-10. Author has also written "The Crimson Petal and the White" and "Under the Skin" among others.
A monumental, genre-defying novel that David Mitchell calls "Michel Faber s second masterpiece," The Book of Strange New Things is a masterwork from a writer in full command of his many talents.
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.
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."
Title: The Book of Strange New Things A Novel
Publisher: New York, Hogarth: 2014
ISBN Number: 055341884X
ISBN Number 13: 9780553418842
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: fine Jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0001816