In Metes and Bounds, surf, sand, and sex meet in the macho world of construction workers. For narrator Matt, “the greatest comfort of surfing comes in the sureness and instinct.” Matt is not just coming of age, he’s coming out, and in the sun-bleached world of the North Carolina beaches his burgeoning sexuality can toss as many curves as a wave. Through his longings and self-discovery, Matt knows he cannot let others triumph over being the man he knows to be. As he says, “Being a surfer meant you got out, faced your own fears, and did it.” So too does Matt, in this stirring, memorable novel. Jay Quinn’s Lambda-nominated books transcend the traditional gay novel, exploring universal issues of marriage, aging parents, addiction, and attraction, all while presenting unique characters and page-turning drama.