One Hundred Years of Dirt


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.
  • Melbourne University Publishing; July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780522873160
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  • Title: One Hundred Years of Dirt
  • Author: Rick Morton
  • Imprint: Melbourne University Press Digital