Out of Town: Stories About Those Other People

Out of Town: Stories About Those Other People

by John Heussler

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Overview

These stories are not about the landed gentry or the classical idea of the stockman but are a wide range of events that demonstrate the unique nature of ordinary bush people.
Each one stands alone. From the pilot of a light aircraft caught in bad weather to a half cast aboriginal from a foster home seeking his identity back in his old hometown. From a lonely old man on a park seat outside his nursing home to an expatriate from Urandangi who falls in love with a refugee from the fighting in Bosnia after rescuing her cat from a light pole.
Some pose questions like the man in a hospital bed after a near death experience who tries to understand the afterlife through physics or two boys, snug in their tree house trying to understand the sexual adventures of their respective parents in the house below.
The interactions between the city folk and the bush people are a part of the story of Dancing Memories while My Red Notebook highlights the stultifying effects of an unhappy marriage on a person who wants to fly.
I hope the reader can enjoy the stories for their own sake as a good relaxing read.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781504322089
Publisher: Balboa Press AU
Publication date: 08/11/2020
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Mr John H. S. Heussler AM was raised on a large sheep and cattle property North West of Longreach which he later inherited.
He served the industry through its organisations at local, state and national levels, specialising in training, marketing and research. The resultant extensive travel through rural Australia led to him meeting a great many bush people.
These stories show his understanding of their motivations, their strengths and their weaknesses.

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