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2 edition of If I fall, if I die found in the catalog.

If I fall, if I die

a novel

by Michael Christie

  • 295 Want to read
  • 37 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mothers and sons,
  • Adventure and adventurers,
  • Family life,
  • Emotions,
  • Fiction,
  • Coming of age,
  • Boys,
  • Patients,
  • Fear,
  • Amerikanisches Englisch,
  • Agoraphobia,
  • Roman

  • About the Edition

    Will"s mother is a fiercely loving yet wildly eccentric agoraphobe who drowns in panic at the thought of opening the front door. Their world is rich and loving, full of art, experiments, and music-- but confined to their small house. When Will finally ventures outside-- clad in a protective helmet and unsure of how to talk to other kids-- he is pulled far from the confines of his closed-off world and thrust headfirst into the throes of early adulthood and the dangers that everyday life offers.

    Edition Notes

    StatementMichael Christie
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR9199.4.C48825 I35 2015
    The Physical Object
    Pagination323 pages ;
    Number of Pages323
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26476634M
    ISBN 100804140804
    ISBN 109780804140805, 9780804140812
    LC Control Number2014011662
    OCLC/WorldCa881406971

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If I Fall, If I Die is the first novel by prize-winning Canadian author and skateboarder, Michael Christie. Since he was a small boy, eleven-year-old Will Cardiel has lived Inside with his mom. Going Outside would just trigger a Black Lagoon for her, so he doesn’/5. “A book you’ll want to keep, but won’t be able to resist sharing with friends.”--Cosmopolitan (UK) “If I Fall, If I Die is a richly plotted debut novel rife with vivid characters."--McSweeney’s “[A] complex family story An excellent debut novel.”--Sydney Morning Herald, Pick of 4/5().

Michael Christie is the author of the novel If I Fall, If I Die, which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Kirkus Prize and selected as a New York Times Editors’ Choice. His linked collection of stories, More about Michael Christie Get news about Literary Fiction books, authors, and more.

His first book, The Beggar's Garden, was a finalist for a number of major Canadian prizes and the winner of the City of Vancouver Book Award. He lives with his family on Galiano Island, British Columbia.

If I Fall, If I Die is his U.S. : Random House Publishing Group. If I Fall, If I Die: A Novel - Kindle edition by Christie, Michael. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading If I Fall, If I Die: A Novel.4/5().

Still, “If I Fall, If I Die” is not intended exclusively as a meditation on Will’s difficult childhood in Thunder Bay. It’s also a bit of a connect-the-dots detective story that concerns, among.

IF I FALL, IF I DIE is a deft, engaging story of the painful but necessary process of letting go and growing up." Initially, Will is content to live in this strange, hothouse environment, but inevitably the broader world beckons.

One day, he cautiously ventures out to his backyard, where he catches a boy named Marcus stealing a garden hose. In fact the year-old protagonist of Michael Christie’s debut novel, If I Fall, If I Die, has never been “Outside”. And you thought your parents were bad. His mother, Diane, is a mentally Author: Sarah Gilmartin.

MICHAEL CHRISTIE‘s debut book of fiction, The Beggar’s Garden, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, a finalist for the Writers’ Trust Prize for Fiction, and won the Vancouver Book to earning an MFA from the University of British Columbia, he was a sponsored skateboarder and travelled throughout the world skateboarding and writing for skateboard magazines.

Michael Christie. Michael Christie is the author of the novel If I Fall, If I Die, which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Kirkus Prize, was selected as a New York Times Editors' Choice, and was on numerous best of lists.

His linked collection of stories, The Beggar's Garden, was longlisted If I fall the Scotiabank Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. If I Fall, If I Die is a sort of Alice in Wonderland in reverse, where a kid from a place where fantasy reigns clambers out of his rabbit hole and emerges, awestruck, into the real world.

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Michael Christie's first novel, If I Fall, If I Die, is rooted in geography. Specifically, a slumping Thunder Bay (where Christie was born, and wrote the novel), and even more specifically, the.

Also, the ground was damp, and there was nowhere to nap if he got tired. He preferred the nature in books his mother read him at bedtime: the ambulatory forests of Middle Earth, the sapphire bathwater seas of Jacques Cousteau.” ― Michael Christie, If I Fall, If I Die.

Get this from a library. If I fall, if I die: a novel. [Michael Christie] -- For most of his young life, Will has lived inside his small house with his mother, a fiercely loving yet wildly eccentric agoraphobe until one day Will stepped outside to embrace his newfound freedom.

If I Fall, If I Die Michael Christie. Random/Hogarth, $25 (p) ISBN Buy this book “The Outside” has never seemed as. About the Book If I Fall, If I Die. by Michael Christie. Will has never been outside, at least not since he can remember.

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His first book, The Beggar's Garden, was a finalist for a number of major Canadian prizes and the winner of the City of Vancouver Book Award. He lives with his family on Galiano Island, British Columbia.

If I Fall, If I Die is his U.S. debut. If I Fall, If I Die. by Michael Christie. Published: Hardcover: pages. 1 member reading this now 0 club reading this now 0 members have read this book. Recommended to book clubs by 1 of 1 members. A heartfelt and wondrous debut about family, fear, and skateboarding, that Karen Russell calls "A bruiser of a tale a death.

I’ve had this book for a while; picked it up a few times, put it back down for something else. But, when the Scotiabank Giller Prize Long-list came out, and this book was on it, I finally decided to dive in.

If I Fall, If I Die is about an agoraphobic mother and her son who live in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Although Will’s mother never demanded that he stay inside with her, he always has. If I Fall, I Die is a death-defying coming of age story; it's also as weird and as convincing a love story as I have ever read.

And so beautifully told that you'll want to pass it on immediately." --Karen Russell "An astonishing piece of work. Book Reviews. If I Fall, If I Die. by Michael Christie. The grim industrial waterfront of Thunder Bay, Ontario, is the setting for the debut novel by B.C.-based author Michael Christie.

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In the novel Will is a young boy who lives in two worlds: Outside and Inside. Due to his mother’s severe agoraphobia, he’s lived Inside for most of his life. From the award-winning author of If I Fall, If I Die comes a propulsive, multigenerational family story, in which the unexpected legacies of a remote island off the coast of British Columbia will link the fates of five people over a hundred years.

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Book reviews. If I Fall, If I Die Michael Christie Review by Carrie Rollwagen. February Will’s entire world exists inside the walls of his house. Raised by an agoraphobic mother, he’s taught to fear the world outside—and the world inside, too, wearing a helmet constantly and donning body armor just to change a light bulb.

He feels safe. If I Fall, If I Die, is a book you will simply surrender yourself over to — surrender to its superb writing and to the tragic, sad and heartachingly rendered, yet extremely compelling characters of Will and his mother Diane. If I Fall, If I Die has been described as a coming-of-age tale and this coming-of-age is told from the perspective of an year-old son of a mother suffering from.

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Christie received an MFA from the University of British Columbia and is a former professional skateboarder. His first book, The Beggar’s Garden, was a finalist for a number of major Canadian prizes and the winner of the City of Vancouver Book.

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If I Fall, If I Die is gripping, heartbreaking, and wholly extraordinary.” --Philipp Meyer, author of The Son “Reading If I Fall, If I Die is like hopping on a skateboard and grabbing hold of the bumper of an accelerating car.

Christie’s prose pulls you on a ride through the winding streets of phobia, family, and friendship at such a clip Reviews: If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie Literary Books A ardent and amazing admission acclaimed by Philipp Meyer (New York Times bestselling columnist of The Son) as "astonishing", introducing a chiefly able and agitative new articulation in fiction.

His coming-of-age juggernaut, If I Fall, If I Die, pulls readers into the suffocating headspace of an agoraphobic mother and her son, Will, who has never experienced being outside.

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Before I Fall is a young adult novel written by the American author Lauren Oliver. The novel is written in the first-person perspective of a teenage girl, Samantha Kingston, who is forced to relive the day of her death every day for a week.

In an effort to understand why that happens to her, Samantha undertakes new actions each day, some of which are out of character and surprise her. If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie Muddled as to whether it’s trying to be a coming of age story, a boy’s adventure tale or a psychological investigation of anxiety and agoraphobia this, nonetheless, is so beautifully written that you forgive the jumbled themes and simply love the characters.Browse our alphabetically ordered list.

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