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

Ogawa, Yōko, 1962- (author.). Snyder, Stephen, 1957- (translator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781101870600
  • ISBN: 1101870605
  • Physical Description: 274 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Japan as Hisoyaka na kesshō by Kodansha, Tokyo, 1994."
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Language Note:
Translated from the Japanese.
Subject: Loss (Psychology) > Fiction.
Memory > Fiction.
Novelists > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Science Fiction / General.
FICTION / Dystopian.
Loss (Psychology)
Genre: Novels.
Dystopian fiction.
Dystopian fiction.