'Shirts and Skins' by Jeffrey Luscombe

In his debut novel, Jeffrey Luscombe brings us back to a place we haven’t seen much of in recent literature:  the closet. In an era when many gays come out in their teens, the protagonist of Shirts and Skins remains resolutely in the closet until his thirties. Luscombe thus offers an intriguing, at times disturbing,… read more

'The Heart’s History' by Lewis DeSimone

From the outset this is a beautifully-written and well-crafted book. DeSimone is clearly a writer who considers each sentence, and the result is good, clean, succinct prose. As we’re introduced to each character, DeSimone deftly illustrates their key character traits. There is no awkward dialog or clunky inserted descriptions in later scenes. One feels in… read more