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

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

Available copies

  • 14 of 21 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.

Current holds

2 current holds with 21 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hudson (Fontana) F OGAWA (Text) 39493108622509 Adult New Fiction Available -
Jackson County Public Library F OGAWA (Text) 39493108547615 Adult Fiction Available -

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, objects are disappearing: first hats, then ribbons, birds, roses--until things become much more serious. Most of the island's inhabitants are oblivious to these changes, while those few imbued with the power to recall the lost objects live in fear of the draconian Memory Police, who are committed to ensuring that what has disappeared remains forgotten. When a young woman who is struggling to maintain her career as a novelist discovers that her editor is in danger from the Memory Police, she concocts a plan to hide him beneath her floorboards. As fear and loss close in around them, they cling to her writing as the last way of preserving the past. A surreal, provocative fable about the power of memory and the trauma of loss, The Memory Police is a stunning new work from one of the most exciting contemporary authors writing in any language." -- Provided by publisher
Language Note:
Translated from the Japanese.
Subject: Loss (Psychology) > Fiction.
Memory > Fiction.
Novelists > Fiction.
Genre: Dystopian fiction.

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