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The Memory Police

The Memory Police (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Ogawa, Yoko
Translated by Snyder, Stephen

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It can be burned in the garden, thrown in the river or handed over to the Memory Police. For some reason, he doesn't forget, and it's becoming increasingly difficult for him to hide his memories.The Memory Police is a beautiful, haunting and provocative fable about the power of m... read full description below.

ISBN 9781787300750
Barcode 9781787300750
Published 20 August 2019 by Vintage
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781787300750
ISBN-10 1787300757
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Harvill Secker
Publication Date 20 August 2019
International Publication Date 3 January 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Ogawa, Yoko
Translated by Snyder, Stephen
Category General & Literary Fiction
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 287g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 996479

Description of this Book

Hat, ribbon, bird, rose. To the people on the island, a disappeared thing no longer has any meaning. It can be burned in the garden, thrown in the river or handed over to the Memory Police. Soon enough, the island forgets it ever existed. When a young novelist discovers that her editor is in danger of being taken away by the Memory Police, she desperately wants to save him. For some reason, he doesn't forget, and it's becoming increasingly difficult for him to hide his memories. Who knows what will vanish next? The Memory Police is a beautiful, haunting and provocative fable about the power of memory and the trauma of loss from one of Japan's greatest writers. For readers of The Handmaid's Tale, Fahrenheit 451 and Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Although, at the outset, the plot feels quite Orwellian, Ogawa employs a quiet, poetic prose to capture the diverse (and often unexpected) emotions of the people left behind * Kirkus, starred review *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Yoko Ogawa (Author) Yoko Ogawa has won every major Japanese literary award. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, A Public Space and Zoetrope. Her works include The Diving Pool, a collection of three novellas, The Housekeeper and the Professor, Hotel Iris and Revenge.

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