Published in 1994 and translated by Stephen Snyder, Yoko Ogawa’s The Memory Police is a quiet allegory and meditation on life as well as a dystopian fable about fascism. The story is set in an unnamed island where things disappear—birds, perfume, roses. Most disappearances happen overnight. The inhabitants wake up in a form of daze, […]
A story about a cold-blooded killer who demonstrates that one’s ability to love has no boundaries.
Set in the future, the United States government has been replaced by a totalitarian theocracy, where everybody has their own designated place.