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Michel Faber

Biography

Michel Faber

Michel Faber is the internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed author of the highly praised THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE, THE FAHRENHEIT TWINS and the Whitbread-shortlisted novel UNDER THE SKIN. THE APPLE, based on characters in THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE, was published in 2006. He has also won several short-story awards, including the Neil Gunn, Ian St James and Macallan. Born in Holland, brought up in Australia, he lives in the Scottish Highlands.

Michel Faber

Books by Michel Faber

by Michel Faber - Fiction

Michel Faber’s latest novel is about the search for comfort in the face of life’s tragedies. Peter Leigh is a Christian missionary recruited by an organization known as USIC to be the pastor on a distant planet called Oasis. He leaves behind his wife to work with both the USIC employees stationed on Oasis and the planet’s natives. THE BOOK OF STRANGE NEW THINGS is a meditation on the meaning of faith and the consequences of devotion.

by Michel Faber - Fiction

Meet Sugar, a nineteen-year-old prostitute in nineteenth-century London who yearns for escape to a better life. From the brothel of the terrifying Mrs. Castaway, she begins her ascent through society, meeting a host of lovable, maddening, unforgettable characters on the way. Her rise is overseen by assorted preening socialites, drunken journalists, untrustworthy servants, vile guttersnipes, and whores of all stripes and persuasions.

by Michel Faber - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

In this haunting, entrancing novel, Michel Faber introduces us to Isserley, a female driver who cruises the Scottish Highlands picking up hitchhikers. Scarred and awkward, yet strangely erotic and threatening, she listens to her hitchhikers as they open up to her, revealing clues about who might miss them if they should disappear. UNDER THE SKIN takes us on a heart-thumping ride through dangerous territory --- our own moral instincts and the boundaries of compassion.