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If I Fall, If I Die

(2015)
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A heartfelt and wondrous debut lauded by Philipp Meyer (New York Times bestselling author of The Son) as "astonishing", introducing a supremely gifted and exciting new voice in fiction.

Will has never been to the outside, at least not since he can remember.

And he has certainly never got to know anyone other than his mother, a fiercely loving yet wildly eccentric agoraphobe who drowns in panic at the thought of opening the front door. Their little world comprises only the rooms in their home, each named for various exotic locales and filled with Will's art projects. But soon the confines of his world close in on him.

Despite his mother's protests, Will ventures outside clad in a protective helmet and braces himself for danger. He eventually meets and befriends Jonah, a quiet boy who introduces him to skateboarding.

Will welcomes his new world with enthusiasm, his fears fading and his body hardening with each new bump, scrape and fall. But life quickly gets complicated. When a local boy goes missing, Will and Jonah want to uncover what happened. They embark on an extraordinary adventure that pulls Will far from the confines of his closed-off world and into the throes of early adulthood and the dangers that everyday life offers.

If I Fall, If I Die is a remarkable debut full of dazzling prose and unforgettable characters, as well as a poignant and heartfelt depiction of coming of age.

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February 2015 : UK Hardback
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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
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January 2015 : Canada Hardback
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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
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January 2015 : USA Hardback
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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
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Paperback Editions

December 2015 : UK Paperback
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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
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October 2015 : USA Paperback
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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
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September 2015 : Canada Paperback
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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
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2000 : UK Paperback
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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
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Kindle Editions

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


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