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y separately published work icon One Hundred Years of Dirt single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 One Hundred Years of Dirt
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'Social mobility is not a train you get to board after you’ve scraped together enough for the ticket. You have to build the whole bloody engine, with nothing but a spoon and hand-me-down psychological distress.

'Violence, treachery and cruelty run through the generational veins of Rick Morton’s family. A horrific accident thrusts his mother and siblings into a world impossible for them to navigate, a life of poverty and drug addiction

'One Hundred Years of Dirt is an unflinching memoir in which the mother is a hero who is never rewarded. It is a meditation on the anger, fear of others and an obsession with real and imagined borders. Yet it is also a testimony to the strength of familial love and endurance. ' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: To my Earth mother, Deb.

    I'm so lucky the universe gave my you.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Carlton, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Melbourne University Press , 2018 .
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      Extent: 277p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 30th July 2018

      ISBN: 9780522873153

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

What I’m Reading Chris Johnston , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2019;
Nostalgia for a Working Class Jeff Sparrow , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 78 no. 2 2019; (p. 192-194)

— Review of One Hundred Years of Dirt Rick Morton , 2018 single work autobiography
Rick Morton Found Writing His Memoir Painful Enough. Then He Had to Read It Aloud Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 18 December 2018;

'With One Hundred Years of Dirt a runaway success, the author talks about class in Australia and why his book hit a nerve.'

[Review] One Hundred Years of Dirt Helen Elliott , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , September no. 148 2018;

— Review of One Hundred Years of Dirt Rick Morton , 2018 single work autobiography
Books Roundup Flames, A Superior Spectre, One Hundred Years of Dirt Ellen Cregan , Justine Hyde , Chloë Cooper , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , July 2018;

— Review of Flames Robbie Arnott , 2018 single work novel ; A Superior Spectre Angela Meyer , 2018 single work novel ; One Hundred Years of Dirt Rick Morton , 2018 single work autobiography
Books Roundup Flames, A Superior Spectre, One Hundred Years of Dirt Ellen Cregan , Justine Hyde , Chloë Cooper , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , July 2018;

— Review of Flames Robbie Arnott , 2018 single work novel ; A Superior Spectre Angela Meyer , 2018 single work novel ; One Hundred Years of Dirt Rick Morton , 2018 single work autobiography
[Review] One Hundred Years of Dirt Helen Elliott , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , September no. 148 2018;

— Review of One Hundred Years of Dirt Rick Morton , 2018 single work autobiography
Nostalgia for a Working Class Jeff Sparrow , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 78 no. 2 2019; (p. 192-194)

— Review of One Hundred Years of Dirt Rick Morton , 2018 single work autobiography
This Worried World : Why Anxiety Memoirs Are Filling Our Shelves Brigid Delaney , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 9 August 2018;

'As society shifts towards talking more openly about mental illness, readers are hungry for answers and authenticity.' (Introduction)

Rick Morton Found Writing His Memoir Painful Enough. Then He Had to Read It Aloud Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 18 December 2018;

'With One Hundred Years of Dirt a runaway success, the author talks about class in Australia and why his book hit a nerve.'

What I’m Reading Chris Johnston , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2019;
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