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Women in Translation: The Memory Police

Time:
27.05.2024 : 18:30 - 19:45
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The Women In Translation reading group provides a free, friendly and gentle environment in which opinions are shared and new appreciations can be discovered. A place for curious minds and relaxed conversation hosted by poet and translator Annie Rutherford.

Our May meeting of Women In Translation will be discussing The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa, translated from Japanese by Stephen Snyder

About the book:

Hat, ribbon, bird rose.

To the people on the island, a disappeared thing no longer has any meaning. It can be burned in the garden, thrown in the river or handed over to the Memory Police. Soon enough, the island forgets it ever existed.

When a young novelist discovers that her editor is in danger of being taken away by the Memory Police, she desperately wants to save him. For some reason, he doesn't forget, and it's becoming increasingly difficult for him to hide his memories. Who knows what will vanish next?

Please note the May bookclub meets *in person at Lighthouse on West Nicholson Street in Edinburgh*.

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