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    The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories

    £8.99
    Sharp and funny, brilliant and prescient: a new collection of short stories that offer a dazzling insight into the subjects of race, grief, apology, and American history.
    ISBN: 9781529059458
    AuthorDanielle Evans
    Pub Date20/01/2022
    BindingPaperback
    Pages288
    Availability: In Stock

    'Brilliant . . . These stories are sly and prescient, a nuanced reflection of the world we are living in.' - Roxane Gay

    'Evans is blessed with perfect pitch.' - Tayari Jones

    'Sublime short stories of race, grief, and belonging . . . an extraordinary new collection.'
    New Yorker

    Danielle Evans is widely acclaimed for her blisteringly smart voice and X-ray insights into 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.

    We meet 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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    'Brilliant . . . These stories are sly and prescient, a nuanced reflection of the world we are living in.' - Roxane Gay

    'Evans is blessed with perfect pitch.' - Tayari Jones

    'Sublime short stories of race, grief, and belonging . . . an extraordinary new collection.'
    New Yorker

    Danielle Evans is widely acclaimed for her blisteringly smart voice and X-ray insights into 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.

    We meet 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.