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The Fine Colour of Rust

(2012)
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If you loved A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, you'll love The Fine Colour of Rust.

Single mother Loretta Boskovic may have fantasies about dumping her two kids in the orphanage and riding off on a Harley with her dream lover, but her reality is life in a dusty country town called Gunapan.

A self-dubbed 'old scrag', Loretta's got a big heart and a strong sense of injustice. So, when Gunapan's primary school is threatened with closure, and there's a whiff of corruption wafting through the corridors of the local council, she stirs into action. She's short of money, influence and a fully functioning car, but she does have loyal friends who'll do whatever it takes to hold on to the scrap of world that is home.

The Fine Colour of Rust is a wryly funny, beautifully observed, life-affirming novel about friendship, love and fighting for things that matter. In Loretta Boskovic, Paddy O'Reilly (writing as P A O'Reilly) has created a truly endearing heroine who gives us all permission to dream.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Delightful, laugh-out-loud funny and unforgettable. I love this book." - Toni Jordan


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February 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Fine Colour of Rust
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ISBN: 0-00-745639-5 / 978-0-00-745639-0 (UK edition)
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February 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: THE FINE COLOUR OF RUST
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September 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Fine Color of Rust: A Novel
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February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fine Colour of Rust
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ISBN: 0-00-743493-6 / 978-0-00-743493-0 (UK edition)
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October 2012 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Fine Colour of Rust
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ISBN: 1-74314-748-1 / 978-1-74314-748-1 (Australia edition)
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June 2012 : USA Audio edition
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June 2012 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Fine Colour of Rust
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June 2012 : UK Audio edition
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May 2012 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Fine Colour of Rust
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ISBN: 1-74311-373-0 / 978-1-74311-373-8 (Australia edition)
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September 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Fine Color of Rust: A Novel
Author(s): Paddy O'Reilly
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February 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Fine Colour of Rust
Author(s): P A O'Reilly
Publisher: The Borough Press
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