The Book of Strange New Things - Chapters 19-20 Summary & Analysis

Michel Faber
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Chapter 19

Peter starts to talk to Grainger, trying to find out what is wrong. Grainger makes a few comments about how strange it is that everyone is happy in the Oasan village, something that Peter finds himself agreeing with although he doesn't linger on it too much. She tells him that she had been crying because she was worried about her father. Peter tells her that he is still praying for him every night like she requested. They debate the effectiveness of such faith, with Peter seemingly comforting her, but in his mind not really getting through to her. He finds himself overwhelmed with the simple intimacy of hugging her to offer her comfort. It feels like the first real contact he's had since he got off the ship. Grainger leaves after again commenting on how strange it is that everyone on base...

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