|About the Book|
This heart felt rural tale, set in the Downs country of Central Queensland, follows the journey of a young man who finds himself coming to the attention of the big boss station owners. They can see a quality to the young Steve Williams that they admire. As an infatuation with a station owners daughter blossoms, however, will Steve impress upon the big man enough for their relationship to have any chance?With a crazed no-hoper stockman causing strife, wild boar pigs, dangerous roads and local police out for blood, Steve has many obstacles to overcome - but with the companionship of his special dog, Freda, he has the chance to become the man he didnt know he could become, and attract the love of a good woman.Set among the sprawling, dry land of outback Queensland, this riveting tale is a fascinating snapshot of life on a sheep station in the 1950s and a romantic adventure that celebrates the opportunity of the Australian bush spirit.This is the debut novel by Peter Rake, author of several published short stories, and a man who worked as a drover and stockman at the time the novel was set. This is beautiful Australian fiction, inspired by authentic life experience.