Here I am at the top of the list in today’s CBC News article on Hamilton and literature: “With its mysterious past and ‘rough edges,’ Steeltown is a literary character unto itself.”
For Jeffrey Luscombe, Hamilton isn’t just a dot on the map or a place to set his novel. It’s a living, breathing character of its own.
The Hamilton-born Luscombe used the city for his 2012 novel Shirts and Skins, a coming-of-age story about a gay youth growing up in Hamilton’s industrial west end. It features the steel mills that line the bay, the smoke stacks and the brick buildings, and the city’s time-honoured working class…
Jeffrey, The Gay Groom