The fine color of rust: a novel

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Washington Square Press,
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1st Washington Square Press trade pbk. ed.
Set in the Australian outback, a wryly funny, beautifully observed novel about friendship, motherhood, love, and the importance of fighting for things that matter. Set in the Australian bush, a wryly funny, beautifully observed novel about friendship, motherhood, love, and the importance of fighting for things that matter. Loretta Boskovic never dreamed she would end up a single mother with two kids in a dusty Australian country town. She never imagined she'd have to campaign to save the local primary school. She certainly had no idea her best friend would turn out to be the crusty old junk man. All in all, she's starting to wonder if she took a wrong turn somewhere. If only she could drop the kids at the orphanage and start over . . . But now, thanks to her protest letters, the education minister is coming to Gunapan, and she has to convince him to change his mind about the school closure. And as if facing down the government isn't enough, it soon becomes clear that the school isn't the only local spot in trouble. In the drought-stricken bushland on the outskirts of town, a luxury resort development is about to siphon off a newly discovered springwater supply. No one seems to know anything, no one seems to care. With a dream lover on a Harley unlikely to appear to save the day, Loretta needs to stir the citizens of Gunapan to action. She may be short of money, influence, and a fully functioning car, but she has good friends. Together they can organize chocolate drives, supermarket sausage sizzles, a tour of the local slaughterhouse--whatever it takes to hold on to the scrap of world that is home. Warm, moving, and funny, The Fine Color of Rust is "a story about love: where we look for it, what we do with it, and how it shows up in the most unexpected packages" ( Big Issue , Australia).
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display_descriptionSingle mother Loretta Boskovic campaigns to save the local school and it soon becomes clear that more than the school is in trouble.
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subject_facetCountry life -- Australia -- Fiction
School closings -- Australia -- Fiction
Single mothers -- Australia -- Fiction
title_displayThe fine color of rust : a novel
title_fullThe fine color of rust : a novel / P.A. O'Reilly
title_shortThe fine color of rust
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topic_facetCountry life
School closings
Single mothers