The Memory Police

by Yoko Ogawa

Rating: 4     5 Votes

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The Memory Police

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Shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2020, an enthralling Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance from one of Japan's greatest writers. 'Beautiful... Haunting' Sunday Times 'A dreamlike story of dystopia' Jia Tolentino __________ 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? __________ Finalist for the National Book Award 2019 Longlisted for the Translated Book Award 2020 New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year 'This timeless fable of control and loss feels more timely than ever' Guardian, Books of the Year 'Echoes the themes of George Orwell's 1984, but it has a voice and power all its own' Time 'A novel that makes us see differently... A masterpiece' Madeleine Thien

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Read Around The World Challenge user profile avatar for Celine
(2 years ago)
01 Jan, 2022
Deceptively gentle dystopian novel about loss, surveillance, and oppression. Wonderful book.
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(1 year ago)
11 Sep, 2022
This entry has the wrong book cover and plot synopsis...
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(1 year ago)
11 Sep, 2022
Thanks for the feedback. We will check and update the info.

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