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If I fall, if I die: a novel

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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.
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Full title if i fall if i die
Author christie michael
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Last Update 2018-05-23 23:09:43PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-24 00:01:12AM

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subject_facet Agoraphobia -- Patients -- Fiction, Boys -- Fiction, Mothers and sons -- Fiction
title_display If I fall, if I die : a novel
title_full If I Fall, If I Die A Novel, If I fall, if I die : a novel / by Michael Christie
title_short If I fall, if I die :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Agoraphobia, Boys, Fiction, Literature, Mothers and sons, Patients, Thriller