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The office of historical corrections : a novella and stories / Danielle Evans.

Evans, Danielle, (author.).


"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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594487330
  • ISBN: 1594487332
  • Physical Description: 269 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Subject: Women college students > Fiction.
Photojournalists > Fiction.
Weddings > Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) > Fiction.
African American women > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Short stories.
FICTION / African American / Women.
FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
FICTION / Literary.
African American women.
Interpersonal relations.
Loss (Psychology)
Women college students.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Short stories.
Short stories.
Short stories.
Psychological fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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