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Memory Police

Memory Police
$16.00

Katia says: Don't listen to people who say this book is Orwellian. It's not Orwellian, it is pure Yoko Ogawa, written with her signature melancholy, her gentle exploration of loss and memory, as well as her fierce attention to the fine details of intimacy: those small, daily moments that tie us together so powerfully. This book won't get your heart racing, but it will make you hold on tighter to the things--and people--you love.

Finalist for the International Booker Prize and the National Book Award

 

A haunting Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance, from the acclaimed author of The Housekeeper and the Professor.

 

On an unnamed island, objects are disappearing: first hats, then ribbons, birds, roses. . . . Most of the inhabitants are oblivious to these changes, while those few able to recall the lost objects live in fear of the draconian Memory Police, who are committed to ensuring that what has disappeared remains forgotten. When a young writer discovers that her editor is in danger, she concocts a plan to hide him beneath her f loorboards, and together they cling to her writing as the last way of preserving the past. Powerful and provocative, The Memory Policeis a stunning novel about the trauma of loss.

 

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
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ISBN: 
9781101911815
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Paperback
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Publication Date: 
July 28, 2020
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