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Michael Christie

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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 Award. Prior 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. Born in Thunder Bay, he now lives on Galiano Island with his wife and two sons. If I Fall, If I Die is his first novel.


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If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie
"This is a terrific coming of age story. The protagonist, Will Cardiel, knows only one world. A world created by his mentally ill mother. Having spent almost his entire life living within the confines of his home, a loud bang lures him out into the..." Read more of this review »
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"This is a book full of heart. Its characters are complex, riddled with demons and yet beautiful in their vulnerability. I felt acutely connected to the characters in this book. I empathized with both Diane's doomed struggle against the uncontrolla..." Read more of this review »
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“The Outside had taught him that there wasn't much difference between loving someone and being afraid for them. Loving a person meant need them to stay: alive, around. But the shadow that love can't help cast is fear: fear that they won't stay alive or around - fear they'll be reckless, or doomed, or just walk away and not consider you ever again. With love, you're scared it will disappear. With fear, you're scared it never will. The trick, Will understood now but would never quite manage to put into practice, was getting used to both of them at the same time. It was living in between.”
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“The boy stepped Outside, and he did not die.”
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“What is raising a child except lying? It begins with the first shhhh...everything is going to be...and only gets worse from there.”
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