The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories

The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories

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.

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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...

  • 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...

  • Anna Luce

    / / / Read more reviews on my blog / / /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 col...

  • sarah xoxo

    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...

  • Traci at The Stacks

    A stellar collection. So much empathy. Some really unlikeable and yet deeply realistic and complex humans in these stories. Also, plot. Thank goodness. ...

  • Paris (parisperusing)

    “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 ...

  • Marcy Dermansky

    Blown away by these stories. Every story, something happens I would have never predicted and this fills me with delight. I also love the sentences, the open endings. Most exciting thing I have read, i...

  • Melissa

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley in exchange for a review.Ironically, Danielle Evans' devastating short stories highlight the main reason why I've vogued out of being a reader of short stories...

  • Lee

    The only story collection I can think of that would translate perfectly to screen as some kind of anthology series. The kind of stories even people who don't like stories will surely enjoy....

  • BookOfCinz

    Some enjoyable stories, overall was ok. ...