Michel Faber is one of those authors that we are lucky to share with others. He never writes a disappointing, less than high-calibre book and this is no exception. Here he explores how we interact with the strange, the foreign, the unusual and the different. You will have to decide whether we (whoever 'we' are) come out of it well. You will have to cope with disappointment, separation and bereavement. But the challenge is a reward in itself.