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Faber, Michel

Overview
Works: 120 works in 926 publications in 26 languages and 13,980 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Drama  Christian fiction  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Horror fiction  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Creator, Contributor, wpr, Performer
Classifications: PR6056.A27, 823.914
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The crimson petal and the white by Michel Faber( Book )

154 editions published between 1999 and 2021 in 18 languages and held by 3,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yearning to escape her life of prostitution in 1870s London, Sugar finds her fate entangled in the complicated family life of patron William, an egotistical perfume magnate
The book of strange new things : a novel by Michel Faber( Book )

80 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in 14 languages and held by 2,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Under the skin by Michel Faber( Book )

112 editions published between 1999 and 2021 in 18 languages and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Under the Skin" is a first novel that defies categorization, an allegory for contemporary society run amok, set in the very real beauty of the Scottish Highlands. "Michael Faber has, it can truly be said--hand on heart--a vivid and original imagination".--"The Scotsman
The fire gospel by Michel Faber( Book )

51 editions published between 2006 and 2021 in 10 languages and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theo Griepenkerl, a Canadian linguistics scholar, is sent to Iraq in search of artifacts that have survived the destruction and looting of the war. While visiting a museum in Mosul, he finds nine papyrus scrolls tucked in the belly of a basrelief sculpture: they have been perfectly preserved for more than two thousand years. After smuggling them out of Iraq and translating them from Aramaic, Theo realizes the extent of his career-making find, for he is in possession of the Fifth Gospel, and it offers a shocking and incomparable eyewitness account of Christ's crucifixion and last days on Earth
The courage consort : three novellas by Michel Faber( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three novellas include the title story, in which an a cappella ensemble is torn by conflicting artistic temperaments and sexual needs; and "The Fahrenheit Twins," in which abandoned children of anthropologists create a ritual civilization
D (a tale of two worlds) : a novel by Michel Faber( Book )

10 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between England and the wintry land of Liminus, a world enslaved by the monstrous Gamp and populated by fearsome, enchanting creatures, the letter D disappears. First it vanishes from Dhikilo's parents' conversation at breakfast, then from the road signs outside. Soon the local dentist and the neighbor's dalmatian are missing, and even the Donkey Derby has been called off. Dhikilo is summoned to the home of her old history teacher Professor Dodderfield and his faithful Labrador, Nelly Robinson. -- adapted from jacket
Some rain must fall by Michel Faber( Book )

48 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The debut work, a short story collection from the bestselling, critically acclaimed author of Under the Skin, The Crimson Petal and the White and The Book of Strange New Things. Michel Faber's short stories reveal an extraordinarily vivid imagination, a deep love of language and an adventurous versatility. Playful, yet profoundly moving, wickedly satirical yet sincerely humane, these tales never fail to strike unexpected chords. 'Some Rain Must Fall' juxtaposes the tragic circumstances of traumatised schoolchildren with the interior monologue of a teacher/psychologist enlisted to aid their recovery. In the pseudo-sci-fi 'Fish' a mother tries to protect her child in a terrifying world where fish swim through the streets and lurk in alleyways. Faber's collection is rich and assured, with a dazzling reach
Vanilla bright like Eminem : stories by Michel Faber( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short fiction captures the diverse worlds of characters at important, unusual, and familiar turning points in their lives, in "The Safehouse," "Andy Comes Back," "The Eyes of the Soul," "Finesse," and twelve other works
The book of strange new things by Michel Faber( Recording )

28 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A devoted man of faith, Peter is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Bea. Peter is immersed in the mysteries of an astonishing new environment, overseen by a corporation known only as USIC. 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
The Fahrenheit twins by Michel Faber( Book )

37 editions published between 2003 and 2021 in 6 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Faber's collection of short stories, techniques range from the hyper-realism of the opening story, with its harrowing portrayal of a man living in a nightmare world of dispossession, to a sly account of the mysterious end of an author who narrates her novels in animal voices. Interior monologues and letters are interspersed with third-person narration. The landscapes are sometimes exotic: the grimly farcical account of a conference speaker's party trick, a lecture on coconut power, is set in Indonesia; a woman doctor is kidnapped to treat a dictator's cancer in an unnamed land that recalls Latin America. In the enigmatic title story, twins face the dilemma of disposing of a loved person's body "at the icy zenith of the world". More often, the stories unfold in familiar places with threatening corners: urban Scotland or small-town England, as in "Flesh Remains Flesh'", about a 19th-century tannery owner obsessed with preservation
D : een geschiedenis van twee werelden by Michel Faber( Book )

25 editions published between 2019 and 2021 in English and Dutch and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het geadopteerde meisje Dhikilo, dat bij haar Engelse ouders woont, ontdekt dat de letter D uit de taal is verdwenen. Ze gaat op onderzoek uit en komt in een sprookjesachtige wereld terecht. Daar moet ze het opnemen tegen een dictator. Zal ze kunnen voorkomen dat de taal wordt vernietigd? Vanaf ca. 15 jaar
The hundred and ninety-nine steps by Michel Faber( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2021 in 6 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sian, tired of nightmares in which she meets a grisly end, decides she needs to get out more. Joining an archaeological dig at Whitby Abbey, she uncovers a mystery involving a long-hidden murder. Faber's novella is in turn thriller, romance, ghost story and meditation on the nature of sincerity
The apple : crimson petal stories by Michel Faber( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories about the lives of Agnes, William, Sugar, Sophie, and other characters from Silver Street
The Courage Consort by Michel Faber( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2021 in 6 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Courage Consort, possibly the seventh best-known a cappella vocal ensemble in Britain, are given two weeks in a Belgian chIteau to rehearse their latest commission, the monstrously complicated Partitum Mutante. But can the piece be performed' Does it matter that its composer is a maniac best known for attacking his wife with a stiletto shoe at the baggage reclaim of Milan airport' Can the five members of the Consort endure their own sexual tensions and wildly differing temperaments' And what is the inhuman voice that calls out to them from the woods at night' The esoteric world of avant-garde classical music is the unlikely setting for a story of rare power'perhaps the most moving Michel Faber has yet written
The crimson petal and the white by Michel Faber( Recording )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sugar, an alluring nineteen-year-old whore in the brothel of the terrifying Mrs. Castaway, yearns for a better life. Her ascent through the strata of 1870's London society offers us intimacy with a host of loveable, maddening and superbly realized characters. At the heart of thus novel is the compelling struggle of a young woman trying to lift her body and soul out of the gutter
The apple : new crimson petal stories by Michel Faber( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection, Michel Faber revisits the world of his bestselling novel 'The Crimson Petal and the White', briefly opening doors onto the lives of its characters to give us tantalising glimpses of where they sprang from and what happened to them
Under the skin by Michel Faber( Recording )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This entrancing novel introduces Isserley, a female driver who scouts the Scottish Highlands for male hitchhikers with big muscles. She herself is tiny--like a kid peering up over the steering wheel. Scarred and awkward, yet strangely erotic and threatening, Isserley listens to her passengers as they open up to her, revealing clues about who might miss them should they disappear--and then she strikes. What happens to her victims next is only part of a terrifying reality
Under the skin by Jonathan Glazer( Visual )

22 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een buitenaardse vrouw rijdt rond in een auto in Schotland waar ze mannelijke lifters oppikt waarmee het vervolgens niet goed afloopt
D : (a tale of two worlds) by Michel Faber( Recording )

16 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Undying : a love story by Michel Faber( Book )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Undying Michel Faber honours the memory of his wife, who died after a six-year battle with cancer. Bright, tragic, candid and true, these poems are an exceptional chronicle of what it means to find the love of your life. And what it is like to have to say goodbye. All I can do, in what remains of my brief time, is mention, to whoever cares to listen, that a woman once existed, who was kind and beautiful and brave, and I will not forget how the world was altered, beyond recognition, when we met
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The crimson petal and the white
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The book of strange new things : a novelUnder the skinThe fire gospelThe courage consort : three novellasD (a tale of two worlds) : a novelSome rain must fallVanilla bright like Eminem : storiesThe book of strange new things
Alternative Names
Faber, Michael schrijver

Faber, Michel.

Faber, Michel 1960-

Faber, Michel Mr

Feibers, Mišels

Michel Faber écrivain anglophone vivant en Écosse

Michel Faber escriptor neerlandès

Michel Faber escritor neerlandés

Michel Faber eskritor hulandes

Michel Faber Hollandi kirjanik

Michel Faber Nederlands schrijver

Michel Faber nederländsk författare

Michel Faber nederlandsk skribent

Michel Faber niederländischer Schriftsteller

Michel Faber nizozemský spisovatel

Michel Faber pisarz anglojęzyczny pochodzenia holenderskiego

Michel Faber scrittore olandese

Michel Faber shkrimtar holandez

Pheimper, Misel

Мишел Фейбър

Мишель Фейбер

Мішель Фейбер

Фейбер Мишель

מישל פייבר (סופר) סופר הולנדי

ميشيل فيبر كاتب هولندي

میشائل فابر نویسنده هلندی

파버르, 미헬 1960-

フェイバー, ミッシェル

ミッシェル・フェイバー

米歇爾·法柏

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