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Tony Colina

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I live and work in Sicily. I'm in my middle forties and an English teacher and musician. My narrative works, novels and stories, are still unpublished, except for a short story in Italian, published by Italian publisher Navarra Editore.

I have so far written four novels, one of which - Of Rust and Rain - in English, and fifty-odd short stories. If one should label the things I do, 'magic realism' or 'slipstream' would probably be the catchphrases, although I hope there is some spark of originality and, why not, singularity to be found in them. As for my reading tastes, I could say I enjoy many kinds of things, mainstream and underground alike, provided they transmit me something. after all, no matter what some say, emotion is what art is all about, isn'it?

PS: you will find the first TWENTY chapters of the story here, but OF RUST AND RAIN is COMPLETE

you can find me at: it-it.facebook.com/people/Tony-Colina/1545797893

and, should you be interested, here's an interview:
http://4horsemenseriesbr.blogspot.it/2012/12/introducing-new-writer-tony-colina.html

and here a forum page (thank you, Fontaine):
http://authonomy.com/forums/threads/109219/of-rust-and-rain/?pagenumber=1#AnchorComment

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the works of James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Will Self, David Peace, George Orwell, Charles Bukowski, Jonathan Carroll, China MiƩville, Stephen King, Thomas Pynchon, Jonathan Swift, Chuck Palahniuk, Alasdair Gray, Irvine Welsh, and a lot of others......

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OF RUST AND RAIN

Tony Colina

Drip drip drip drip drip............the journey begins...........into a world made up......of rust and rain......drip drip drip drip drip drip........


Since his beloved wife died, music shop owner Bernard McArtrey, a childless widower in his forties, has continuously smelled rust. One day he finds a one-eyed girl in his shop. She's Hazelnut, on the run from Big Daddy and his army of thugs and perverted clients. The stories of sex exploitation and torture she tells him are too much for him to stand apart and just forget about it all.

What Bernard doesn't know: Big Daddy can see through Hazelnut's scooped-off eye, which he's implanted on himself. When Bernard makes a mistake, his own life is in danger. He and Hazelnut embark on a journey where they meet beautiful Queen, Big Daddy's sister. She's set up The Retreat, a place where BD's unfortunate victims can find shelter. She's waiting for Hazelnut to create the 'Tetra', the team that will go back to BD's mansion, fight and, hopefully, kill him.

But, as the old saying goes, 'all that glitters is not gold,' and this is what Bernard's going to find out.

 

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tone099 wrote 39 days ago

My name is Peter Reich, special investigator to the Pope and former c....

KristinVan26 wrote 134 days ago

Hi Tony! Thanks for the backing! Kristin The Guardian

Karen Eisenbrey wrote 192 days ago

Tony, I see you still have Time Squared and Endurance on your shel....

Lara wrote 206 days ago

Tony, Thanks v much for the backing. I've been stuck in the 90s forev....

georgelle wrote 206 days ago

Hello Tony, Thank you for giving Papa's Gift some shelf space. That....

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I wrote 253 days ago

Jaclyn, i just loved Jamie since the opening sentence, which in my opinion introduces us to her inner world, and then her stranded-ness (if such a word exists) is described flawlessly from beginning to end. makes me feel like, in a sense, she's being born again and all her past life were somedoby e... view book

I wrote 253 days ago

Jaclyn, i just loved Jamie since the opening sentence, which in my opinion introduces us to her inner world, and then her stranded-ness (if such a word exists) is described flawlessly from beginning to end. makes me feel like, in a sense, she's being born again and all her past life were somedoby e... view book

I wrote 386 days ago

Finally I managed to read parts of this absolutely exquisite novel. amazing stuff right from the start, with the vision of shopping people turning into shoals of fish, and then the angel and everything. the protagonist is portrayed in a perfect way....his musing on floatsam and jetsam very poetic ... view book

I wrote 646 days ago

a very good beginning indeed....there's all....the style, the pace, the dialogues, the characters, the atmosphere...... ighly starred and backed. tony colina / OF RUST AND RAIN view book

I wrote 646 days ago

how can few words trasmit a helluva lot of images and feelings and meanings? I don't know, but sure you do, because your first chapter is really wonderful. such economy and such richness.....wonderful style and pace. not a word more than due, not a word less.....non exactly an easy balance to achiev... view book

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