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The office of historical corrections : a novella and stories

Author: Danielle Evans
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2021.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The award-winning author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self brings her signature voice and insight to the subjects of race, grief, apology, and American history. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Danielle Evans
ISBN: 9781594487330 1594487332 9780593189450 0593189450
OCLC Number: 1231539750
Target Audience: Adult
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 --
Office of historical corrections.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Danielle Evans.

Abstract:

"The award-winning author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self brings her signature voice and insight to the subjects of race, grief, apology, and American history. 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"

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