Michael Christie’s previous novel, If I Fall, If I Die, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Kirkus Prize, and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and was selected as a New York Times Editors’ Choice title. He is also the author of a linked collection of stories, The Beggar’s Garden, which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and won the Vancouver Book Award. Christie’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Globe and Mail. A former carpenter, homeless-shelter worker, and professional skateboarder, he divides his time between Victoria and Galiano Island, where he lives with his wife and two sons in a timber frame house that he built himself.
This book is why we read books. Why we need books. Wildly inventive, structurally elegant, deeply felt, and so very wise. Greenwood is Michael Christie’s best work ever, and that’s saying something.” — Alexander MacLeod, author of Light Lifting