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The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans

The Office of Historical Corrections

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The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans
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Nov 10, 2020 | ISBN 9781594487330

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Praise for The Office of Historical Corrections:

“If the week of November 3 leaves you gasping for something a little more palatable than say, a media circus over the next leader of the free world, luckily Danielle Evans’s exceptionally wise new story collection will be on its way to your mailbox, ready to remind you that there are still some Good Things out there. Every story in The Office of Historical Collections is on point. . . but the ancestral thriller novella that spawned its title is completely transformative.”—Vulture

“Evans’s storytelling shines. . .her characters are sharp, with terrific depth, and her prose is a pleasure to read. It’s a strong, acerbic follow-up to her prizewinning 2010 release.”The Washington Post
 
“Really shows Evans’ capabilities… It’s the most astonishing thing I’ve read this fall.” – BuzzFeed

“ The Office of Historical Corrections,’ a novella, is presented here along with other stories that chronicle how history — racial and cultural — continue to reverberate through daily life. Danielle Evans continues to write provocative fiction about people of color, raising questions about who gets to dictate our national narrative.”—The Chicago Tribune

“The eponymous novella that closes the book is a stunner . . . storytelling [is] gripping on every level. Necessary narratives, brilliantly crafted.”—Kirkus, STARRED review
 
“Danielle Evans brings her usual wit and keen eye to her latest… While every story offers a discrete narrative, recurring themes of pain, loss, fear, and failed relationships give the collection a sense of unity. The title novella is the crowning jewel… this is a timely, entertaining collection from a talented writer who isn’t afraid to take chances.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“One of the year’s most timely releases. Examining second chances and no-win situations, Evans’ new book brings plenty of pondering to your nightstand this fall.”—Bustle

“Danielle Evans’s newest book further solidifies her well-earned reputation as one of the most incisive, resonant writers working today….Evans will really blow your mind, leaving you to put the pieces back together.” –Refinery 29
  

“The title story, a novella… is the most astonishing thing I’ve read this fall.” —BuzzFeed, ”21 Best New Books this Fall”
 
“The Office of Historical Corrections is a collection of stories and a novella, all dealing with complex issues of race and Black womanhood. But the standout is the titular novella, which imagines a government department that is mandated to correct historical inaccuracies.”—Alma
 
“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… 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 more.” – Roxane Gay,  New York Times-bestselling author of Difficult Women and Bad Feminist

“Danielle Evans is a stone-cold genius, in possession of both a merciless eye and a merciful heart. And she keeps getting better.” —Rebecca Makkai, National Book Award finalist for The Great Believers
 

“A dazzling collection. Contemporary life in Danielle Evans’s stories has a kind of incandescent and dangerous energy: even in moments of somberness or isolation, her characters crackle with heat, light, and self-awareness.”—Kelly Link, author of Get In Trouble
 
“To say that Danielle Evans is one of the best writers of her generation ignores the simple fact that she is one of America’s best writers, period. And to limit her to her own generation overlooks the keen eye Evans has placed on the continuum of American history and all its attendant complications of race, gender, class, popular culture, and representation. Evans wields these issues like a sly, acerbic blade, and she uses it to cut to the quick.” – Wiley Cash, New York Times-bestselling author of The Last Ballad
 

“Danielle Evans writes stories that make the world stop. Her work is so good that when you sit down with it, everything else ceases to exist. The stories in The Office of Historical Corrections move and breathe. The book is a beating heart. Magnificent.” – Kristen Arnett, New York Times-bestselling author of Mostly Dead Things

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