Jeffrey Luscombe, author of the award-winning novel, Shirts and Skins

"One of LGBT fictions's brightest new stars." 

Huffington Post


“Tightly written and keenly observed, this is an impressive debut from a writer we’re sure to hear more from.”

Nino Ricci, author of Lives of the Saints

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Shirts and Skins is authentic in its pathos, eloquent in its delivery, and well worth the read.”

- Kyle Thomas Smith, Edge

A "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.


Josh 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.