Memory Police Characters

Yoko Ogawa
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Narrator

The novel’s narrator is a woman who lives in the town. She grew up in the town and was raised by her father and mother. During the time of the novel’s main narrative, the narrator’s parents have been deceased for years. The narrator lives in the house where her parents raised her, and she works as a novelist. Like most of the islanders, she dislikes the Memory Police but does not have the will nor the capability to defy them. Her biggest act of defiance is when she decides to hide her friend and editor, R, after his life is threatened by the Memory Police. With the help of another friend of hers, she hides R in a secret room in the basement of her house.

The narrator’s current in-progress novel is about a woman who is imprisoned by a man after the man...

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