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Michel Faber

Biography

Michel Faber

Michel Faber is the author of the highly acclaimed 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 written two novellas, THE HUNDRED AND NINETY-NINE STEPS (2001) and THE COURAGE CONSORT (2002), and has won several short-story awards, including the Neil Gunn, Ian St James and Macallan. Born in Holland and brought up in Australia, he now lives in the Scottish Highlands.

Michel Faber

Books by Michel Faber

by Michel Faber - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Magical Realism

It all starts on the morning the letter D disappears from language. First, it vanishes from Dhikilo’s parents’ conversation at breakfast, then from the road signs outside and from her school dinners. Soon the local dentist and the neighbor’s dalmatian are missing, and even the Donkey Derby has been called off. Though she doesn’t know why, Dhikilo is summoned to the home of her old history teacher Professor Dodderfield and his faithful Labrador, Nelly Robinson. And this is where our story begins.

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.