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Untying the Knot

A new book untangles historical confusion and contemporary anxieties about marriage

Thou Art Anxious

Decisions, decisions

Keep in Touch

Why digital connections can’t sustain health, happiness or politics

James FitzGerald

James FitzGerald won the 2010 Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize for his family memoir, What Disturbs Our Blood: A Son’s Quest To Redeem the Past (Random House). His first book, Old Boys: The Powerful Legacy of Upper Canada College, was published by Macfarlane Walter and Ross in 1994.

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James FitzGerald

Lament for Rosedale

A ruthless portrayal of entitlement in free fall May 2013
One of the supreme advantages of being born a child of privilege is the freedom to reject the values of one’s own class—having one’s cake, eating it and spitting it out. Far harder to expel is a clinging feeling of entitlement that can consume a lifetime. Mount Pleasant, the title of Don Gillmor’s mordantly powerful new…

Strange Enough to Be True

A skillful tale of survival in Vietnam July–August 2012
In his 2006 Giller Prize–winning collection of linked short stories, Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures, Vincent Lam introduced a cameo character, Percival Chen, the tuxedo-clad headmaster of a private English academy in Saigon, sleeping off a hangover after a debauched night of gambling and whoring. In Lam’s first novel, The Headmaster’s Wager