MAC'S BACKS BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES THE MEMORY POLICE
Mac's Backs Book Club discusses The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa.
A haunting Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance, from the acclaimed author of The Housekeeper and the Professor.
On an unnamed island, objects are disappearing: first hats, then ribbons, birds, roses. . . . Most of the inhabitants are oblivious to these changes, while those few able 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 writer discovers that her editor is in danger, she concocts a plan to hide him beneath her f loorboards, and together they cling to her writing as the last way of preserving the past. Powerful and provocative, The Memory Police is a stunning novel about the trauma of loss.
"An elegantly spare dystopian fable. . . . It tingles with dread." -- The New York Times Book Review
"Quietly devastating . . . Ogawa finds new ways to express old anxieties about authoritarianism, environmental depredation and humanity's willingness to be complicit in its own demise." -- The Washington Post
Yoko Ogawa has won every major Japanese literary award. Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, A Public Space, and Zoetrope: All-Story. Her works include The Diving Pool, a collection of three novellas; The Housekeeper and the Professor; Hotel Iris; and Revenge. She lives in Hyogo.
In accordance with social distancing guidelines, this meeting will take place via Zoom. Click here to register for the link - https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvdOCurjwjHNNG8_jaxQhQMzbD2M1...
The book will be available at Mac's Backs or through our website at the 20% book club discount.