Sneak Peek: Danielle Evans Podcast
Jo Reed: Well, what are the recurring questions that come up throughout the book The Office of Historical Corrections for you as the author?
Danielle Evans: Well, certainly the question of history, both family history and national history and how we are shaped by the stories we tell ourselves about both. That's a question that comes up in a lot. And relatedly, the question of kind of who history belongs to, who records belong to, what happens when something about the recorder of known history of something feels like an erasure? How do you take ownership of a story that hasn't centered you? But there's also a recurring question of grief and loss of agency. And I think several of the stories are kind of playful about who this story belongs to and kind of start with a narrative that feels familiar and put some pressure on it.