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THE OFFICE OF HISTORICAL CORRECTIONS

by | Read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Nicole Lewis, Brittany Pressley, Shayna Small, January LaVoy, Adenrele Ojo, Janina Edwards

Fiction • 7.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

Seven talented narrators bring the complex protagonists of Evans's short fiction to life. The stories are a dazzling blend of the personal and the universal, a collection of masterfully crafted moments exploring history, guilt, Blackness, womanhood, American racism, and trauma. Janina Edwards gives an emotional performance of the titular novella about a historian unraveling a mystery steeped in racism. There's a whisper of playfulness in Nicole Lewis's narration of "Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain," about a woman's reckoning with loss on the eve of a friend's wedding. In "Anything Could Disappear," Adenrele Ojo captures all the uncertainty of a young woman who unexpectedly becomes a mother. Evans's writing is confident and spare, and each narrator amplifies the power of the prose in her own particular way. L.S. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2020]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2020

DD ISBN 9780593294703 $17.50

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2020

DD ISBN 9780593294710 $57.00

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