The memory police

The memory police
Ogawa, Yōko, 1962-
  • Item Type: Book - OGAW
  • Published: 2019
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Description

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.

Related Subjects

Loss (Psychology)--Fiction.
Memory--Fiction.
Novelists--Fiction.
Japanese fiction--Translations into English.

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ISBN:

9781846559495 (hardback)

Personal Author:

Ogawa, Yōko, 1962-

Title:

The memory police / Yoko Ogawa ; translated from the Japanese by Stephen Snyder.

Publication Info:

London : Harvill Secker, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

274 pages ; 23 cm.

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Language:

Translated from the Japanese.

Subject term:

Loss (Psychology)--Fiction.

Subject term:

Memory--Fiction.

Subject term:

Novelists--Fiction.

Subject term:

Japanese fiction--Translations into English.

Genre index term:

Thrillers (Fiction)

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Snyder, Stephen, 1957-

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