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The Office of Historical Corrections : : a Novella and Stories

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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.
"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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Great collection submitted by tcramer318 on August 9, 2023, 3:17am Among the stories in this book there are themes of reinvention, the relationship of mothers and daughters, and how a history generations back can have lasting effects on individuals today. I like how Danielle Evans writes her characters to be sympathetic, warm in some cases, and yet complicated or flawed. Outside of the title novella, my favorite stories were "Boys Go to Jupiter" and "Why Won't Women Just Say What They Want?"

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PUBLISHED
New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.
Year Published: 2020
Description: 269 pages ; 22 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781594487330
1594487332

SUBJECTS
Women college students -- Fiction.
Photojournalists -- Fiction.
Weddings -- Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction.
African American women -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Novellas.
Psychological fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.