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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 draconianMemory Police, who are committed to ensuring that what has disappearedremains forgotten. When a young writer discovers that her editoris in danger, she concocts a plan to hide him beneath her f loorboards, andtogether they cling to her writing as the last way of preserving the past.Powerful and provocative, The Memory Police is a stunning novel aboutthe trauma of loss.