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The Memory Police

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2020, an enthralling Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance from one of Japan's greatest writers.

'Beautiful... Haunting' Sunday Times
'A dreamlike story of dystopia' Jia Tolentino
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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?
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Finalist for the National Book Award 2019
Longlisted for the Translated Book Award 2020
New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year

'This timeless fable of control and loss feels more timely than ever' Guardian, Books of the Year

'Echoes the themes of George Orwell's 1984, but it has a voice and power all its own' Time

'A novel that makes us see differently... A masterpiece' Madeleine Thien

Genre: Science Fiction

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August 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Memory Police
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 1-84655-949-9 / 978-1-84655-949-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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August 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Memory Police: A Novel
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 1-101-87060-5 / 978-1-101-87060-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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August 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Memory Police
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 1-78470-044-4 / 978-1-78470-044-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Memory Police: A Novel
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 1-101-91181-6 / 978-1-101-91181-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Memory Police
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 1-78730-075-7 / 978-1-78730-075-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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July 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Memory Police the Mrexp: A Novel
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 0-375-71533-9 / 978-0-375-71533-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Random House USA
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Audio Editions

August 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Memory Police: A Novel
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder - translator
Publisher: Random House Audio
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August 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Memory Police: A Novel
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder - translator
Publisher: Random House Audio
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August 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Memory Police
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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August 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Memory Police: A Novel
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
Publisher: Vintage
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