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The Memory Police

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
**2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST**

A haunting 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, 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.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

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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Paperback Editions

August 2020 : UK Paperback

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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August 2019 : 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: The Memory Police: Yoko Ogawa
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 0-375-71533-9 / 978-0-375-71533-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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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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Kindle Editions

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: Pantheon
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA