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 a meditation on anger, fear of others and an obsession with real and imagined borders. It is the universal story of the outsider, an unflinching memoir in which the mother is the unrewarded hero. It is a testament to the strength of familial love and endurance.