Peter Leigh is a missionary called to go on the journey of a lifetime. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Bea, he boards a flight for a remote and unfamiliar land, a place where the locals are hungry for the teachings of the Bible - his 'book of strange new things'.
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'I am with you always, even unto the end of the world...' Peter Leigh is a missionary called to go on the journey of a lifetime. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Bea, he boards a flight for a remote and unfamiliar land, a place where the locals are hungry for the teachings of the Bible - his 'book of strange new things'. It is a quest that will challenge Peter's beliefs, his understanding of the limits of the human body and, most of all, his love for Bea. The Book of Strange New Things is a wildly original tale of adventure, faith and the ties that might hold two people together when they are worlds apart. This momentous novel, Faber's first since The Crimson Petal and the White, sees him at his expectation-defying best.
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is a loving, very sad piece of work Financial Times * Wondrous Bookmunch * Highly recommended The Lady * Utterly captivating Irish Independent * A brilliantly original and quite gripping tale of love, humanity and faith Connaught Telegraph Faber examines the ways in which physical distance can irreparably alter even our closest relationships His astute observations make this novel a worthwhile read Totally Dublin