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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (142 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. A. O'Reilly Narrator: Catherine Milte Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Single mother and dreamer Loretta Boskovic lives in Gunapan, a town lost in the scrubby Australian bush. She has fantasies about dumping her two kids in the orphanage and riding off on a Harley with her dream lover. Her best pal is a crusty old junk man called Norm. She needs a lawnmower; he gives her two goats called Terror and Panic. Loretta's a self-dubbed 'old scrag', but she's got a big heart and a strong sense of injustice.

So, when the government threatens to close down Gunapan's primary school, and there's a whiff of corruption wafting through the corridors of the local council, Loretta stirs into action. She may be short of money, influence and a fully functioning car, but she has loyal friends. Together they can organise protests, supermarket sausage sizzles, a tour of the abattoir - whatever it takes to hold on to the scrap of world that is home.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kate | 2/9/2014

    " Poignant, funny and relaxing - a story of an outback town, unusual friendships, local government machinations and daydreams. Don't let the rather sombre jacket treatment put you off this great little book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Paula Phillips | 1/16/2014

    " Set in the heart of a small rural town in Australia called Gunapan we meet local woman Loretta Boskovic , she moved to the town with her husband Tony and two kids Melissa and Jake . Loretta lived the countrytown dream until one day her husband just disappeared from their lives. Now three years later, Loretta lives in the state between reality - a mother with two children and her dreamworld - of meeting a handsome man who whisks her off to another world , but not until she has dropped her two kids off to an orphanage. The Fine Color of Rust tells the story of Loretta's up and down journey to Save their local school which is in it's last terms, if they can't get the Minister of Education to stop the closure. In between writing letters to the government, Loretta tries hard to be a mother but what happens when her husband turns up with another lady in tow after three years of no contact ? Is this Loretta's time to get her revenge on Tony especially with her truck that is showing "The Fine Color of Rust" ? The Fine Color of Rust is a story that shows readers what life can be like in a smalltown especially one that seems to be stuck in the middle of nowhere and have the residents still living in the dark ages and the rest trying to welcome the 21st Century. A read that will have you in places, wondering if Loretta will ever find her dream man or whether all her work she has done trying to save the school is worth it , in the end ? The Fine Color of Rust is the perfect read for all those who love Australian rural fiction and novels set in small-town communities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Narci | 12/24/2013

    " I loved P. A. O'Reilly's The Fine Color of Rust. The atmosphere is rich with imagery, offering the reader a detailed vicarious visit to rural Australia. Expecting Chic Lit - I found a somewhat literary novel and delighted in the realistic, beautifully drawn characters and setting. The dialogue rings as true as the plot. Never for one moment did I feel I was wasting my time, as when I read bona fide chik lit. I especially appreciate that O'Reilly doesn't insult readers with a dirty little tryst or a happy ever after. There is a lot to love in this book: plot, atmosphere, dialogue, mystery, humor and a narrator's voice you will love hearing! I look forward to more of her titles! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer Mills | 12/15/2013

    " Funny, charming story of rural battlers. A great read. "

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