A novelist lives alone on a remote island since her parents have been removed by the memory police. It is not only people who have disappeared, but objects too—hats, the ferry service to the northern island—things that are also removed from the inhabitants’ memories. Every now and then when she wakes, she senses something else has disappeared.Continue reading “Yoko Ogawa’s—The memory police *****”
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Joan Clark’s — An audience of chairs *****
Moranna lives in a Cape Bretton farmhouse in a small village. She is often alone when her partner, Bun is away working on the ferries between islands. Although she is considered mad by the locals, she decides to attend her estranged daughter’s impending wedding in Halifax when she learns the news. But will she be welcomed?
Ami MacKay’s — The Virgin Cure *****
When Moth escapes the cruel servitude of Mrs Wentworth, she ends up in a brothel where the madam sees her as an innocent prize. Although she is warned of the dangers, she is anxious to escape from the hard life she has endured.
I couldn’t help see a parallel between this story and the skewed belief in some countries that a virgin will cure someone of AIDS.
If you enjoy this book, don’t miss MacKay’s The Birth House which is equally as good.