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Rick Morton Rick Morton i(A149063 works by)
Gender: Male
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y separately published work icon One Hundred Years of Dirt Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2018 14214458 2018 single work autobiography

'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)

2019 shortlisted National Biography Award
2019 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) The Matt Richell Award for New Writer
2019 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Biography of the Year
2019 highly commended Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Non-Fiction
2018 longlisted Walkley Award Best Non-Fiction Book
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