High Rise Stories (Paperback)

Voices from Chicago Public Housing (Voice of Witness)

By Audrey Petty (Editor)

McSweeney's, 9781938073373, 279pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2013

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In the gripping first-person accounts of High Rise Stories, former residents of Chicago's iconic public housing projects describe life in the now-demolished high-rises. These stories of community, displacement, and poverty in the wake of gentrification give voice to those who have long been ignored, but whose hopes and struggles exist firmly at the heart of our national identity.

About the Author

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.