The Order of Nature

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THE ORDER OF NATURE follows Andrew and Thomas as they navigate an environment where their love is illegal.

Andrew accepted a volunteer placement in Gambia after college. Sheltered and shy, he wanted a change from his well-to-do suburban life. At first, things went as planned. He did good work, made friends, and started to break out of his shell. But then, unexpectedly, he meets Thomas. Thomas is a charming hotel bartender. Having run away from his homophobic village, he understands all too well how unforgiving his country can be to people like himself. He has one friend and nowhere safe to be who he is. Then, 
unexpectedly, he meets Andrew.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 978-1-7751600-0-7
  • Paperback: 390 pages
  • Published: October 23, 2017
  • Available in: English
  • Publisher: Josh Scheinert
  • This is thought provoking, it's powerful, it's strong. I was genuinely shocked by this in the best way possible. - Bald Book Geek BookTube
  • His descriptions are very vivid; the streets of Gambia come alive on the pages of the story, you can see the people, hear them, smell the air. - The Rustin Times
  • A really well-done love story, and just some interesting take on how it goes horribly wrong... Really well written. - Totally Sort Of Podcast
  • An extremely sweet story, the characters are amazing, and the story is phenomenal... I really do recommend reading it. The story is so important. - Merphy Napier BookTube

About the Author

Josh Scheinert is a writer from Toronto, Canada. While Toronto has always been home, Josh has spent time living in India, Gambia, England, Israel, Hong Kong, Washington D.C., and Montreal. Besides good stories, Josh is always on the lookout for a quality bakery. He prefers riding in the back of a pick-up to being squished in a van. And he once unwittingly developed a friendship with military police in Sierra Leone.

His dispatches have explored an eclectic mix of issues, including:

  • Why can’t an elderly community of 90 Newfoundlanders get along on their little island?
  • Are there really Jewish converts in Uganda?
  • Why is Hitler popular in India?
  • How does the Canadian government regulate mining companies?
  • Is Israel’s use of administrative detention fair?
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