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One Hundred Years of Dirt
Written by:
Rick Morton 
Read by:
Rick Morton 
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
5 hours 47 minutes 
April 28 2019 
Available Date:
April 28 2019 
Age Category:
Non-fiction; Australian; Memoirs 
Bolinda audio 
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Longlisted Australian Book Industry Award / Biography of the Year 2019
Longlisted Australian Book Industry Award / Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year 2019

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, 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.

'I think it's terrific and I was very moved by it.'
Tim Winton

'One Hundred Years of Dirt had me spellbound from the get-go. Morton is a crack storyteller and his words and stories are infused with genuine compassion. It's a magnificent book, the clarity of it is inspiring.'
Christos Tsiolkas, award-winning author of The Slap

'... a compelling family saga, cataloguing violence and aggression stretching across generations.'
The Sydney Morning Herald