The book of strange new things is a 2014 science fiction novel by dutch born author michel faberthe work was first published in the united states on october 28 2014 and concerns an english pastor who is sent to the planet of oasis to teach its reclusive native inhabitants about christianity. The book of strange new things squeezes its genre ingredients to yield a meditation on suffering love and the origins of religious faith faber reminds us there is a literature of enchantment which invites the reader to participate in the not real in order to wake from a dream of reality to the ineffability . The book of strange new things is the story of peter a missionary who is hired by the mysterious company usic and is sent to a distant planet to serve both the human and alien population there. At the outset of michel fabers latest novel the book of strange new things its protagonist peter leigh is about to venture into space peter is a pastor who has been selected to . The book of strange new things treads familiar territory michel fabers best seller the crimson petal and the white captured the feel of victorian london his latest is a literary science
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