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The Resource The book of strange new things, Michel Faber

The book of strange new things, Michel Faber

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The book of strange new things
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The book of strange new things
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Michel Faber
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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
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Faber, Michel
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fiction
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Missionaries
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The book of strange new things, Michel Faber
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volume
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text
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000053504433
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
585 pages
Isbn
9781782114079
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(paperback)
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The book of strange new things, Michel Faber
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053504433
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
585 pages
Isbn
9781782114079
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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