The Office of Historical Corrections

The Office of Historical Corrections

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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 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 multiracial 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.

Title:The Office of Historical Corrections
ISBN:9781594487330
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  • Roxane

    WIth the seven brilliant stories in The Office of Historical Corrections, Danielle Evans demonstrates, once again, that she is the finest short story writer working today. These stories are sly and pr...

  • s.penkevich

    I’ve really started this year on the right foot with Danielle Evan’s The Office of Historical Corrections. This brilliant collection of six short stories and a novella is a jaw-dropping, emotional...

  • emma

    2020 was, in many (read: basically all) ways, the worst year of all time forever, but there was one good thing:i have never read so many books in one year where i had nothing to say other than "read t...

  • Lauren

    READ THESE!! topical, thought-provoking, lean, powerful prose. loved "boys go to jupiter," "richard of york gave battle in vain," and "the office of historical corrections" the most, but there truly w...

  • Paromjit

    This is an outstanding multilayered short story collection from the award winning Danielle Evans, consisting of 6 short stories and one novella, beautifully written, often revisiting common themes and...

  • luce

    | | blog | tumblr | ko-fi | | 4 ½ stars The Office of Historical Corrections is a striking collection of short stories, easily the best one to be published this year. Unlike many other collections...

  • sarah

    The Office of Historical Corrections is a collection of 6 short stories and one novella all written by Danielle Evans. They similar cover themes of race, prejudice, womanhood, home and truth but in di...

  • Barbara

    First I’d like to thank GR friend BookClubbed for your excellent review of the audio version of “The Office of Historical Corrections” by Danielle Evans. I would not have chosen this because I d...

  • Brittany

    These were novellas that truly did so much in such little time. I feel like most of the time novellas end up being too short for the amount of story they’re trying to tell, but I truly feel like eac...

  • Thomas

    I wanted to enjoy this one so much more especially because I liked Danielle Evans’ first short story collection so much! The Office of Historical Corrections contains so many stories with intriguing...