Shirts and Skins
Releasing June of 2022
by Jeffrey Luscombe
“Shirts and Skins is authentic in its pathos, eloquent in its delivery, and well worth the read.” - Kyle Thomas Smith for Edge
"Each story brilliantly captures a mood and paints a vivid picture… I’m not a huge fan of coming out stories, but this one I can highly recommend, because I feel it is more about overcoming a lifetime of bad choices to finally savor that sweet wine of triumph. It is about battling one’s culture and past, to find one’s identity. Shirts and Skins is a story that, I feel, everyone can relate to.” - Alan Chin for Examiner.com
"In the depths of despair, standing outside looking in, Josh touches the hearts of those who have lost their way to their dreams and aspirations. His inability to find himself finally leads to an epiphany of his hidden, yet acknowledged, desires.” - American Library Association GLBTRT Newsletter
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. This edition features a brand-new chapter.
Cover and interior design by Ryan Vance