Memory Police Summary
Yoko Ogawa

Everything you need to understand or teach Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa.

  • Memory Police Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Memory Police Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Memory Police Overview

In Yoko Ogawa's dystopian novel The Memory Police, the unnamed narrator lives on a remote island where 15 years before, a mysterious force called the Memory Police had suddenly appeared. As a greater number of common objects begin to disappear from the island, never to be seen, or even recognized, again, the narrator fights to retain key parts of herself as her memories of objects large and small continue to disappear. Over the course of the novel, Ogawa deals with themes such as surveillance, courage, and the link between oppression and brutality.

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