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The office of historical corrections : a novella and stories

Author: Danielle Evans
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Danielle Evans is widely acclaimed for her blisteringly smart voice and x-ray insights into the complex human relationships. With The Office of Historical Corrections, Evans zooms in on particular moments and relationships in her characters' lives in a way that allows them to speak to larger issues of race, culture, and history. She introduces us to Black and multi-racial characters who are experiencing the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Novellas
Psychological fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Evans, Danielle,
Office of historical corrections
New York : Riverhead Books, 2021.
(DLC) 2019058285
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Danielle Evans
ISBN: 9781594487330 1594487332
OCLC Number: 1141028570
Description: 269 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Happily ever after --
Richard of York gave battle in vain --
Boys go to Jupiter --
Alcatraz --
Why won't women just say what they want --
Anything could disappear --
The office of historical corrections.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Danielle Evans.

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"Danielle Evans is widely acclaimed for her blisteringly smart voice and x-ray insights into the complex human relationships. With The Office of Historical Corrections, Evans zooms in on particular moments and relationships in her characters' lives in a way that allows them to speak to larger issues of race, culture, and history. She introduces us to Black and multi-racial characters who are experiencing the universal confusions of lust and love, and getting walloped by grief--all while exploring how history haunts us, personally and collectively. Ultimately, she provokes us to think about the truths of American history - about who gets to tell them, and the cost of setting the record straight. In 'Boys Go to Jupiter' a white college student tries to reinvent herself after a photo of her in a confederate flag bikini goes viral. In 'Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain' a photojournalist is forced to confront her own losses while attending an old friend's unexpectedly dramatic wedding. And in the eye-opening title novella, a black scholar from Washington DC is drawn into a complex historical mystery that spans generations and puts her job, her love life, and her oldest friendship at risk."-- Provided by publisher.

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