Trans. by Stephen Snyder
Fiction | In translation


The Memory Police is a dystopia from prize-winning Japanese author Yoko Ogawa for you to become absorbed in.

The Memory Police is about a community compelled to erase memories, to forget things that once existed, to the point that they forget that their island ever existed. The act of forgetting is strictly controlled by the memory police. But in true dystopian style there is one person who's different from the majority and he remains unaffected by the widespread memory erasure. In order to avoid capture by the memory police, he must hide his memories, a task which becomes increasingly difficult.

The Memory Police - Yoko Ogawa