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Publisher Description

Finalist for the International Booker Prize and the National Book Award

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.

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
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American Book Award winner

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2019
August 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
5.6
MB

Customer Reviews

doug funnie ,

What was so good...

SEMI SPOILER ALERT

This was a 5-star book for 96% of the story. The meta ending turned me off so violently it gets significantly dinged. I felt like I was reading a true classic then all of a sudden it goes RL Stine on me.

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A beautifully written book that I want badly to recommend to others so much but can’t because I don’t want them to experience its one huge flaw. Gotta keep my recommendation cred intact.

ernie's books ,

Mind bender

This book was simply beautiful in its style and mind blowing scenes it conjured up in my imagination. I loved the dream like element of it the most .

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