An Ultimate Guide to The Memory Police
The Memory Police poses numerous questions about the nature of memory and loss—if someone loses a part of themselves, are they still the same person? Is forgetting inherently bad, and are we ought to resist it? Is anything ever truly forgotten? Acclaimed Japanese author Yōko Ogawa’s 1994 dystopian novel explores these questions through the story of an island where various objects ‘disappear’ frequently and inexplicably, both from the island and from people’s memories.