The Dirt Eaters

The Dirt Eaters

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by H.D. Timmons
     
 

Set in the 1960s of America's rural south, a young black woman is forced to reckon with her cultural eating disorder of eating dirt.

Overview

Set in the 1960s of America's rural south, a young black woman is forced to reckon with her cultural eating disorder of eating dirt.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011183287
Publisher:
H.D. Timmons
Publication date:
01/17/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
480,415
File size:
95 KB

Meet the Author

H.D. Timmons was born in Brooklyn, NY and is currently a Creative Director living in Kernersville, NC.


Extending his creative efforts toward pursuing a writing career, Mr. Timmons has been published in Adoption Today (print magazine) and Strata Magazine (online). He has several works of fiction in progress and is looking for literary representation.

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The Dirt Eaters 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Jihaja More than 1 year ago
This made me think of the origins of dirt eating as it was originated in the south during the slave era due to the fact that the slaves were so malnurished that they had to resort to dirt eating to get the required minerals they lacked from food deprivation. This practice, after several hundred years became genetically coded in their DND so that even today some black people crave dirt, just like the women in this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading this story, I did a bit of research on kaolin. It does have medicinal properties. It is an ingredient in anti-diarrheal medications. We all have known people with unusual cravings - paper, glue ,etc. Watch Forrest Gump. I recommend this story. For the readers who spoke badly if the story, they obviously did'nt actually read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this short story very interesting; held my attention to the end. Was able to read in about an hour.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read, read
Cicely1570 More than 1 year ago
A short and interesting story, I recommend it. I wanted it to go on a bit more but it was a satisfactory ending, I will look for more by this author
Christina Pina Arpin More than 1 year ago
very well writen you really connect with the characters they seem real.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Liked the book although the ending was very rushed. It could have been a little more to bring the whole story together
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very interesting short story. Eatting chalk is so weird.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Found it strange to read but glad I did. Not my usual reading.
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I liked the begining but the ending seemed rushed.
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