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  • Title: Muck
  • Author: Craig Sherborne
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  • Page: 306
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  • Winner, 2008 Queensland Premier s Literary AwardsThe award winning sequel to the acclaimed memoir Hoi Polloi.The dynasty has started with my father as the founding father and me his only son, the founding son He looks forward to the day when he can watch his grandchildren out there in the clover covered paddocks frolicking among the cowpats Playing with a pony, getting sWinner, 2008 Queensland Premier s Literary AwardsThe award winning sequel to the acclaimed memoir Hoi Polloi.The dynasty has started with my father as the founding father and me his only son, the founding son He looks forward to the day when he can watch his grandchildren out there in the clover covered paddocks frolicking among the cowpats Playing with a pony, getting stung by bees The most wholesome activities in the world.With their only son on the brink of adolescence, the nouveaux riches Sherbornes move away from the city to start a new, gentrified existence on a 300 acre farm or estate in Taonga, New Zealand But life on the farm is anything but wholesome Sherborne evokes his family s slide into madness through a series of unforgettable, hilarious portraits of Feet, his once glamorous mother, now addled with snobbery, paranoia, and mental illness of The Duke, his uncomprehending, sporadically violent father and of himself, the Lord Muck of the title, at once helpless victim and ruthless agent of their undoing, who in the end must decide whether he can save his family.Clear sighted, lyrical, and marvellously funny, Muck is a heart rending memoir of family discord and an exquisite story of a young artist in search of a self Craig Sherborne s daring, innovative prose is as exhilarating as his disciplined mastery of it is humbling In service to an unnervingly sharp intelligence, it enlivens us to the comedy, the pathos, the dignity and the pain of life, as his characters live it Muck is a masterpiece Raimond Gaita Mordantly true to life One of the most interesting autobiographical projects on the go J.M Coetzee Excellent it disturbs me to admit that Craig Sherborne goes deeper than the rest of us into the territory of impressionable immaturity He writes beautifully, especially when the material is not beautiful at all He can make the cruel truth poetic Clive James A work of searing originality and part of an ongoing masterpiece Peter Craven, the MonthlyCraig Sherborne s books include The Amateur Science of Love, Bullion and Necessary Evil His memoir Hoi Polloi was shortlisted for two literary awards, and its sequel, Muck, won the Queensland Premier s Literary Award for Non Fiction Sherborne s journalism and poetry have appeared in most of Australia s leading literary journals and anthologies.
    Muck Winner Queensland Premier s Literary AwardsThe award winning sequel to the acclaimed memoir Hoi Polloi The dynasty has started with my father as the founding father and me his only son the foun

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