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The Office of Historical Corrections ➽ [Download] ➺ The Office of Historical Corrections By Danielle Evans ➸ – 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 historyDanielle Evans is widely acclaimed The award winning author of Before You of Historical ePUB ¹ Suffocate Your Own Fool Self brings her signature voice and insight to the subjects of race grief apology and American historyDanielle 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 The Office MOBI :º 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 straightIn Boys Go to Jupiter a white college student tries Office of Historical eBook ↠ 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.

  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • The Office of Historical Corrections
  • Danielle Evans
  • 27 October 2015
  • 9781594487330

About the Author: Danielle Evans

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  1. Roxane Roxane says:

    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 prescient a nuanced reflection of the world we are living in one where the rules are changing and truth is mutable and resentments about nearly everything have breached the surface of what is socially acceptable These stories are wickedly smart and haunting in what they say about the human condition Whether it is a young woman testing the boundaries of what she can get away with or a bride keeping her soon to be husband’s friend close as she tries to discern the true nature of their relationship or a historian trying to uncover the truth about a racist tragedy from the past Evans has the range Her language is nimble her sentences immensely pleasurable to read and in every single story there is a breathtaking surprise an unexpected turn a moment that will leave you speechless and wanting

  2. Anna Luce Anna Luce says:

    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—which tend to have a few forgettable or ‘weaker’ stories— The Office of Historical Corrections has only hits There isn’t one story that bored me or wasn’t as good as the rest This is truly a standout collection If you happen to be a fan of authors such as Curtis Sittenfeld Edwidge Danticat and Brit Bennett you should definitely give The Office of Historical Corrections a shotThis collection contains 6 short stories and 1 novella Although each one of these has its own distinctive narrative they do examine similar themes but they do so through different and at times opposing perspectives With nuance and precision Evans navigates the realities of contemporary America focusing in particular on the experiences of black people in a country that considers white to be the 'norm' There are so many things to love about this collection Evans’ prose is superb Her writing is incisive evocative and perfectly renders her characters and the diverse situations they are in without ever being overly descriptive or purply While short stories and novellas are usually plot driven Evans’ narratives spouse a razor sharp commentary—on race modern culture class—with compelling character studiesThe scenarios and issues Evans explores are certainly topical In ‘Boys Go to Jupiter’ a white college student Claire is labelled racist after her sort of boyfriend posts a photo of her wearing a Confederate bikini Rather than apologising or even acknowledging what this flag truly symbolises Claire decides to make matters worse for herself by ridiculing a black student’s outrage at her bikini and by claiming that the flag is part of her heritage As this controversy unfolds we learn of her childhood of how she became close with two siblings who were for a time neighbours of hers of her mother’s illness and eventual death and of the part she played in her friend’s death This story is very much about denial culpability and grief It also brought to mind ‘White Women LOL’ by Sittenfeld and Rebecca Makkai's ‘Painted Ocean Painted Ship’The titular novella instead follows two black women who have never been on easy terms This is partly due to their different economic backgrounds and partly due to their different temperaments Having lost touch after college they both end up working at the Institute for Public History where they are tasked with correcting historical inaccuraciesmistakes Often their corrections raise awareness about America’s colonial and racist past in order to challenge white historical narratives Given all discussions about decolonising the curriculum and about historical statues and monuments this novella definitely touches on some relevant topics The revisions made by the Institute for Public History are often not well met and they are targeted by white ‘preservationists’ As our narrator unearths the true story behind a black shopkeeper’s death back in 1937 she unwillingly joins ‘forces’ with Genevieve her longtime not uite friend The two women have very different approaches and their search for the truth behind this man’s death soon sparks the anger of the white ‘preservationists’ All of these stories are worth a read My personal favourites where ‘Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain’ ‘Alcatraz’ ‘Why Won’t Women Just Say What They Want’ which had some serious Kevin Wilson vibes and ‘Anything Could Disappear’ this almost had me in tearsThere are so many things to love about this collection Evans’ focus on women and the thorny relationships they can have with one another the wry humour that underlines these stories Evans’ ability to capture diverse and nuanced emotions The list goes on Evans’ stories are thought provoking and populated by memorable and fully fleshed out characters Although she exerts an admirable control over her language her writing is arresting Evans does not waste words and she truly packs a punch in this ‘infamous’ medium short stories are often seen in terms of their limitations Throughout this collection Evans’ touches themes of injustice forgiveness history a character’s personal history as well as a nation’s history freedom and identity grief loss fear failed relationships and human connection This is a fantastic collection and you should definitely give it a try

  3. Paris (parisperusing) Paris (parisperusing) says:

    “If everything could be erased anything could disappear If you could erase everything you could start again” Since I know I don’t have all the words to describe how outstanding this book is let me put it like this every time I finished a story I was certain it would be my favorite And then the next story was my favorite story and then before I knew it I’d finished the book I’d run out of pages to love There’s so much to admire about the way Danielle Evans’ brain works the way her characters and their dilemmas — their wishes their faults their failings — tugged at the most sensitive spaces of the human conditionIn “Boys Go to Jupiter” a white college student who haplessly becomes the poster girl for white supremacy after unwittingly sparking a terroristic attack on campus succumbs to her disgraced role and with fatal conseuences “Why Won’t Women Just Say What They Want” interrogates the art and violence of accepting apologies an unlikely sisterhood forged between ex girlfriends ex wives and one off lovers through shared heartbreak and the means by which entitled presumably white men will go to excuse acts of emotional and sexual abuse indiscriminate of gender And in “Anything Could Disappear” a young Black drug courier boards a bus and upon disembarking in New York suddenly becomes mother to an abandoned baby boy who thwarting her scheme for a happier life brings her to make a heartbreaking decisionChallenging ideas of race truth home and redemption The Office of Historical Corrections lays bare the fear of bleeding yourself dry against the canvas of this big bad world Smart sophisticated and brazenly brilliant this was the easiest five stars I’ve given a book all year Danielle is a top tier writer and the evidence is all hereWould definitely recommend to anyone who loved Nafissa Thompson Spires' Heads of the Colored People and Brit Bennett's The Vanishing Half

  4. Melissa Melissa says:

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley in exchange for a reviewIronically Danielle Evans' devastating short stories highlight the main reason why I've vogued out of being a reader of short stories over the years the stories end too uickly She writes such compelling characters and she sucks you right into tiny perfectly formed little worlds and then it's over even though you want to know so much about it all and you have to forget about that world and those characters and have your heart broken by the next ones I've been waiting for ten years for new work from her and this is just as scrumptious and excellent as her last book

  5. Miesha Wilson Headen Miesha Wilson Headen says:

    I have been holding my breath for Danielle Evan's next book of short stories since Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self The Office of Historical Corrections was worth the wait She delivers the same great story telling insight and sharp cultural commentary Her touch on themes usually associated with older people such as redemption reconciliation propitiation moved me I read the whole collection in two days

  6. Nerdette Podcast Nerdette Podcast says:

    I'm not usually a fan of short story collections but this one completely floored me The pacing is compelling the sentences shimmer and it's a pleasure to read while still being About Real Things The novella at the end is astounding and something I'm so glad I have in my brain It's the sort of book I want to urgently press into peoples' hands eyes wide and say READ THIS

  7. Laurie Laurie says:

    Review forthcoming in Bust

  8. Jacob Jacob says:

    Hello everyone Preorder this I am certain you will not regret it Nb I haven't read itam waiting with bated breath like the next soul but I have read all of the stories in it that were previously published elsewhere and have been a bona fide DE stan since I first read these stories nearly a decade ago

  9. Lisa Lisa says:

    WONDERFUL collection Evans writes about loss and race and women who take no shit—sometimes all in the same piece—with a terrifically subtle touch Which is not to say that she soft pedals anything because these are stories that will hit you where you live but there's not a word here that doesn't ring true Definitely one of my favorites of the year

  10. Catherine Catherine says:

    A phenomenal collection Powerful harrowing beautiful Superbly crafted Subtle and inventive and accutely timely You do not want to miss this book

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