Trash: Stories - Steal Away Summary & Analysis

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The narrator says she has always been hungry but "not for food" (73). She started stealing from downtown shop to fill this hunger, both food and non-food things that she both needed and didn't need. She stole plates ashtrays and wineglasses from a Hilton Hotel convention the day she was not able to register for classes because her scholarship check was late. She threw those ashtrays off a pier on St. Pete Beach like they were Frisbees.

When they were invited to a scholarship luncheon at the president of the college's house, she was very friendly with the president and his wife. She stole a wineglass and two small knives from the party. In her junior year, her scholarship was cut, and worried she would not be able to pay for school, she started stealing plates, trays, and glasses from the school cafeteria and...

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