“Shirts and Skins is authentic in its pathos, eloquent in its delivery, and well worth the read.”
- Kyle Thomas Smith, Edge
"remarkable debut novel" from Jeffrey Luscombe - compelling series of
linked stories of a young man’s coming-out, coming-of-age, and
coming-to-terms with his family and fate.
Moore lives with his family on the ‘wrong side’ of Hamilton, a gritty
industrial city in southwestern Ontario. As a young boy, Josh plots an
escape for a better life far from the steel mills that lined the bay.
But fate has other plans and Josh discovers his adult life in Toronto is
just as fraught with as many insecurities and missteps as his youth and
he soon learns that no matter how far away he might run, he will never
be able to leave his hometown behind.