“The little bush pigs have been behaving quite well. Now I realize that was the calm. Something’s coming but I don’t know what.” – P.A. O’Reilly, The Fine Color of Rust I finished The Fine Color of Rust just in time for Mother’s Day, a bittersweet fiction out of Australia about a mother trying, failing, and trying again to take care of her two children on her own. It is about missing things as much as it is about getting them right, all while doing the most important job a lot of us ever take on. The Fine Color of Rust’s Loretta has been on her own since her husband’s ignominious departure three years ago. Without child support and left in Australia’s backcountry with…