The Memory Police

The Memory Police

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2019 | Unabridged
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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 wiring 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.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2019
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780525634287
Call Number: OverDrive Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
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Additional Contributors: Kato-Kiriyama, Traci
OverDrive, Inc

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On an island in Japan whole classes of things disappear regularly. Birds will leave. The people will have an irresistible desire to destroy all calendars. And soon the lost things are forgotten, the words and feelings that went with them gone. The memory police search out those few who remember a... Read More »


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Mar 20, 2020

These dystopian times make the reading of this book even more chilling.

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