Elliott Leyton

Non-Fiction



"His compassionate approach has both humility and integrity and makes very good reading."
The New Statesman

"As in Hunting Humans the writing is vigorous and straightforward, the language in turn serviceable and subtle. Hunting Humans was an international success. Sole Survivor, being set squarely in the playing fields of reality will almost certainly enjoy a similar fate."
The Toronto Star

Seal Books CAN/90
Penguin UK/91
Soshisha JAPAN/97
Pocket US/op

SOLE SURVIVOR
Children Who Murder Their Families

The world of the young person who slaughters his parents and siblings is explored in this book, leading us to the soul of the middle class family.

Through case histories spanning England, Japan, France and the U.S, we perceive the powerfully deforming forces in the modern family. It also offers a penetrating analysis of the function of the family in maintaining and advancing social status.