The memory police : a novel
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The memory police : a novel

By Ogawa, Yōko, 1962- author.
Snyder, Stephen, 1957- translator.

Genre Dystopian fiction.

Audience Adults

Published [2019] by Pantheon Books, New York

ISBN 9781101870600

Bib Id 2273898

Description 274 pages ; 22 cm

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Leader
02894cam a22005058i 4500
LCCN
2018-057224
ISBN
9781101870600 (hardcover) $25.95
1101870605
Language
eng
Call #
SCI-FI Ogawa
Uniform Title
Hisoyaka na kesshō. English
Title
The memory police : a novel
Publication Information
[2019] by Pantheon Books, New York :
Description
274 pages ; 22 cm
Note
"Originally published in Japan as Hisoyaka na kessho by Kodansha, Tokyo, 1994."
Summary
"A deft and dark Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance, from the acclaimed author of The Housekeeper and the Professor On an unnamed island off an unnamed coast, things are disappearing. First, animals and flowers. Then objects--ribbons, bells, photographs. Then, body parts. Most of the island's inhabitants fail to notice these changes, while those few imbued with the power to recall the lost objects live in fear of the mysterious 'memory police,' who are committed to ensuring that the disappeared remain forgotten. When a young novelist realizes that more than her career is in danger, she hides her editor beneath her floorboards, and together, as fear and loss close in around them, they cling to literature as the last way of preserving the past. Part allegory, part literary thriller, The Memory Police is a stunning new work from one of the most exciting contemporary authors writing in any language"--
Genre/Form
Dystopian fiction.
Fiction.
Novels
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