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If I Fall, If I Die

(2015)
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A heartfelt and wondrous debut about family, fear, and skateboarding, that Karen Russell calls "A bruiser of a tale . . . a death-defying coming-of-age story."

Will has never been outside, at least not since he can remember. And he has certainly never gotten to know anyone other than his mother, a fiercely loving yet wildly eccentric agoraphobe who panics at the thought of opening the front door. Their world is rich and fun- loving - full of art, science experiments, and music - and all confined to their small house.

But Will's thirst for adventure can't be contained. Clad in a protective helmet and unsure of how to talk to other kids, he finally ventures outside. At his new school he meets Jonah, an artsy loner who introduces Will to the high-flying freedoms of skateboarding. Together, they search for a missing local boy, help a bedraggled vagabond, and evade a dangerous bootlegger. The adventure is more than Will ever expected, pulling him far from the confines of his closed-off world and into the throes of early adulthood, and all the risks that everyday life offers.

In buoyant, kinetic prose, Michael Christie has written an emotionally resonant and keenly observed novel about mothers and sons, fears and uncertainties, and the lengths we'll go for those we love.

From the Hardcover edition.

 
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Used availability for Michael Christie's If I Fall, If I Die


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Hardback Editions

February 2015 : UK Hardback
Title: If I Fall, If I Die
Author(s): Michael Christie
ISBN: 0-434-02306-X / 978-0-434-02306-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2015 : Canada Hardback
Title: If I Fall, If I Die
Author(s): Michael Christie
ISBN: 0-7710-2365-0 / 978-0-7710-2365-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

January 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: If I Fall, If I Die
Author(s): Michael Christie
ISBN: 0-8041-4080-4 / 978-0-8041-4080-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

December 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: If I Fall, If I Die
Author(s): Michael Christie
ISBN: 0-09-959186-3 / 978-0-09-959186-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windmill Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: If I Fall, If I Die: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Christie
ISBN: 0-8041-4082-0 / 978-0-8041-4082-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

September 2015 : Canada Paperback
Title: If I Fall, If I Die
Author(s): Michael Christie
ISBN: 0-7710-2242-5 / 978-0-7710-2242-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

2000 : UK Paperback
Title: If I Fall, If I Die
Author(s): Michael Christie
ISBN: 0-434-02307-8 / 978-0-434-02307-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: If I Fall, If I Die
Author(s): Michael Christie
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: If I Fall, If I Die
Author(s): Michael Christie
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon CA   

January 2015 : USA Kindle edition
Title: If I Fall, If I Die: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Christie
Publisher: Hogarth
Availability: Amazon   



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