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One Hundred Years of Dirt

Narrated by: Rick Morton
Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A brutally raw, beautifully written, remarkably brave memoir about family, trauma and, above all, love.  

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 and 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.

©2018 Rick Morton (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"One Hundred Years of Dirt had me spellbound from the get-go. Morton is a crack story teller and his words and stories are infused with genuine compassion. It's a magnificent book, the clarity of it is inspiring." (Christos Tsolakis)

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Fabulously thought provoking

Funny and poignant. A wonderful look at the generational impacts of poverty, both monetary and emotional.
I laughed and cried (sometimes at the same time. At the gym. Super awkward).
Can’t recommend it highly enough.

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books don't get much better than this

loved it, already missing listening to it. I hope there are more books from this fine man