IF I FALL, IF I DIE
book launch for new novel by Michael Christie > JANUARY 22
Join us for the launch of new title from McClelland & Stewart, If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie.
ABOUT IF I FALL, IF I DIE
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 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.
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. With the help of an artistic loner who introduces Will to the high-flying freedom of skateboarding, Will 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.
In buoyant, kinetic prose, Michael Christie has written an emotionally resonant and keenly observed novel about mothers and sons, fears and risks, and the lengths we’ll go for those we love.
“This is a bruiser of a tale, one you will feel in your shins and your solar plexus. Michael Christie is a virtuosic prose stylist and boy is he so very wise and so funny on families and friendships, fear and joy, and the physics of sky and pavement. If I Fall, If I Die is a death-defying coming of age story; it’s also 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, author of Swamplandia!
BOOK LAUNCH FOR IF I DIE, IF I FALL BY MICHAEL CHRISTIE
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Thursday January 22, 2015 > 6pm-8pm