Stories by Audrey Petty

Audrey Petty is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A Ford Foundation grantee, her work has been featured in Colorlines, StoryQuarterly, and Saveur, among many others. subscribe to Audrey Petty's feed

Posted on: Dec 3, 2013, Source: Voice of Witness

"I used to go through the buildings with my cart and collect bottles and take them to the supermarket to redeem them for money. I was a bottle hustler."