How scapegoating and the killing instinct produced Canada's most memorable murder. March 2005
John Bemrose’s most recent novel is The Last Woman (McClelland and Stewart, 2009). He lives in Toronto.
What happens to a couple when the bottom falls out. March 2011
Middle-class families are haunted by their origins—or rather by the fear of falling back into them. Back into the labouring job, the hardscrabble farm, the shame of lower status. This is often not a conscious fear but flits atavistically in the background of domestic life, part of the generalized anxiety that expresses itself in the chafings of marriage and worries over the kids’…