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

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

Available copies

  • 9 of 18 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.

Current holds

5 current holds with 18 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hudson (Fontana) F OGAWA (Text) 39493108622509 Adult New Fiction Checked out 09/24/2019
Jackson County Public Library F OGAWA (Text) 39493108547615 Adult New Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781101870600
  • ISBN: 1101870605
  • Physical Description: 274 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First American Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Japan as Hisoyaka na kessho by Kodansha, Tokyo, 1994."
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Loss (Psychology) > Fiction.
Memory > Fiction.
Novelists > Fiction.
Genre: Dystopian fiction.

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