"A story of emotional challenges, family conflicts and fateful decisions that can happen in any community. Each character so vivid, I found myself wanting to be a part of their lives, helping them with their decisions or the challenges they were facing, journeying with them on their emotional roller coaster, wondering what would happen next. A must read!" Dr. Barb Hamilton-Hinch, Dalhousie University
Under Her Skin
Tucked away in her tattoo studio in the port city of Halifax, Shaz, draws meaning and symbolism onto the bodies of her clients. After the ransacking of her home, the brutal attack of her friend, and the sudden appearance of her white father, Shaz is compelled to explore the racial divides in her life and in the city around her. A chance encounter with Rashid, a parkour performing refugee from Sri Lanka, provides a stabilizing counterpoint to the tumultuous relationships in her life.
In a narrative that explores racism, family dysfunction and the experiences of refugees, Under Her Skin is a story that paints the canvas of our landscape, making us aware of who we are, the assumptions we make and how we are all coloured by our experiences.
Publisher: Roseway Publishing
Publication: September 2017
Extent: 224 pages