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The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa

2020-11-10 19:00:00 2020-11-10 20:30:00 America/Chicago Get Lit Online

Tuesday, November 10
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-11-10 19:00:00 2020-11-10 20:30:00 America/Chicago Get Lit Join us for a Get Lit discussion of The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa Online

Join us for a Get Lit discussion of The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa

Join us for a Get Lit discussion of 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.

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AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Discussion |

TAGS: | web | Social | Slide | Sign | PR |

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