• Title: Love on the Killing Floor
  • Author: Trevor Clark
  • ISBN: 9780973955880
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Paperback
  • Love on the Killing Floor Often controversial sometimes sexual and not without black humour Love on the Killing Floor opens in Toronto in with Gilchrist a down and out portrait photographer being searched on a bus in
    Often controversial, sometimes sexual, and not without black humour, Love on the Killing Floor opens in Toronto in 1992 with Gilchrist, a down and out portrait photographer, being searched on a bus in the middle of the night by police he suspects are looking for a local rapist His town is changing Life wasn t always like this But now, with an estranged wife who s convOften controversial, sometimes sexual, and not without black humour, Love on the Killing Floor opens in Toronto in 1992 with Gilchrist, a down and out portrait photographer, being searched on a bus in the middle of the night by police he suspects are looking for a local rapist His town is changing Life wasn t always like this But now, with an estranged wife who s convinced he s a bum and a new girlfriend who refuses to be tamed, Gilchrist finds himself weaving in and out of bars and parties amidst an increasingly peculiar cast of characters including a troubled dominatrix, a hostile Rastafarian, and a recently separated father suffering from his own share of demons Building on a shared foundation of racism and paranoia of immigration, radical feminism, gay activism and multiculturalism, they soon find themselves embroiled in the city s first race riot But when Gilchrist unexpectedly falls for a black woman with her own contentious notions about whites, he is exposed to a culture of which he was relatively ignorant, and completely misinformed, forcing him to reconsider a few hard held beliefs Ironically, when his old friendships start to break down, it is with her people he begins to associate, but not before a shocking reencounter with his ex shakes him awake once .

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