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The Memory Police

ISBN 
9781787300750
Format 
Trade Paperback
Recommended Price 
R310.00
Published 
September 2019
About the book: 
A compelling and surreal, Orwellian mystery by one of Japan's greatest writers.
 
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE
 
'A masterpiece'  - Guardian
 
Discover a timely mystery about the loss of every day existence by one of Japan's greatest writers that featured in the Entertainment Weekly  ‘Quarantine Book Club’.
 
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.
 
'One of Japan’s most acclaimed authors explores truth, state surveillance and individual autonomy. Echoes 1984, Fahrenheit 451, and 100 Years of Solitude, but it has a voice and power all its own'   - Time Magazine
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