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The Book of Strange New Things - A Novel

Michel Faber

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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Josh Cohen

Length:

19h 29m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:40

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:38


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:16


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:17


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:57


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:23


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:08


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:57


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:30


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:27


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:47


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:26


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:59


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:48


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:59


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:11


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:14


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:33


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:40


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:31


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:33


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:13


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:16


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:48


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:47


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:50


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:53


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:23


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:15


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:38


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:17


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:32


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:32


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:26


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:28


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:24


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:18


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:08


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:02


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:12


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:33


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:23


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:29


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:23


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:20


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:44


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:37


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:42


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:49


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:32


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:26


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:05


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:06


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:55


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:16


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:23


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:52


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:08


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:13


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:15


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:16


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:28


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:33


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:55


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:49


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:56


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:11


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:03


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:29


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:59


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:07


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:59


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:21


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:42


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:29


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:08


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:09


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:47


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

09:01


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:50


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:28


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

08:28


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:49


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:10


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:50


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

08:48


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:23


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:04


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

08:46


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

02:19


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:34


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

08:17


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

02:18


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:55


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

07:20


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:00


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:41


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:14


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

08:11


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:19


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:48


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:22


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:17


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:06


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:07


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:18


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

08:42


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

08:20


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

08:44


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:54


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:52


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:55


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:41


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:47


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

08:07


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:49


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

07:45


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:15


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

06:44


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

08:45


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:17


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

07:21


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

08:14


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

07:29


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:13


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:46


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

04:42


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

08:45


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

06:23


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

07:30


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

08:20


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

05:15


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

07:24


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

08:46


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:17


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

06:40


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

05:25


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:17


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

00:27