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Cover of book The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa

July Book Club takes us to Japan!

July 12, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Discover The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa, A haunting Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance.
Join us on July 12 as we learn about our Sister City Kitakyushu cultural identity through a book from its country, Japan. All while snacking on delicious treats inspired by international cuisine! Check our book club page !
This month book:
The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
Cover of book The Memory Police by Yoko OgawaDescription: 
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 floorboards, 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. Author: 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.
Animator of the Book Club: Hunter White. Learn more about Hunter here


  • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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