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The Dirt Eaters [NOOK Book]

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.

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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.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011183287
  • Publisher: H.D. Timmons
  • Publication date: 1/17/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 160,344
  • File size: 93 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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted October 4, 2011

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    Silly! Not worth reading!

    This was a quick 32 page read that could was a waste of time about som chalk eating people with other urges to each other things such as dirt. This book is crying for help of a DR. not worth reading, glad it was free, I would have been upset..

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2011

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    Pretty decent story

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    The Dirt Eaters

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    Good but Short

    I found this short story very interesting; held my attention to the end. Was able to read in about an hour.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    Terrific...cultural, social, and environmental issues swirl.

    Read, read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2011

    Interesting

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2011

    short and sweet

    very well writen you really connect with the characters they seem real.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

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    Ok story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Pretty Good

    I Liked the book although the ending was very rushed. It could have been a little more to bring the whole story together

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2012

    !

    This was a very interesting short story. Eatting chalk is so weird.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    Recommend--if you like strange books.

    Found it strange to read but glad I did. Not my usual reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Alright

    I liked the begining but the ending seemed rushed.

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  • Posted October 28, 2011

    Was not what I thought it was going to be

    I read lots of books and if it does not keep me reading after the first 50 pages I don't go on and in this book I don't think I even got to 50 pages.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2011

    okay

    this story was like a short essay,easy quick reas

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  • Posted March 15, 2011

    just ok

    very short, you may never want to eat a cookie again! u

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 12, 2011

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    good

    short but interesting story

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    Posted April 1, 2011

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