Cameron Creswell welcomes Rick Morton author of the critically acclaimed 'One Hundred Years of Dirt'
Cameron Creswell is pleased to welcome author Rick Morton to the agency.
Morton is the author of the critically acclaimed, “One Hundred Years of Dirt” (MUP).
“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.
"'One Hundred Years of Dirt had me spellbound from the get-go. This is a memoir that dares to deal unflinchingly with the darkness of family and cultural history but the miracle of this book is that there isn't an iota of self-indulgence or self-righteousness or hate: it's honest and harsh and beautiful and loving. Morton is a crack storyteller and his words and stories are infused with genuine compassion.'" – Christos Tsiolkas
“I think this book should be read by every Australian.” – Stephen Romei (The Australian Literary Editor)