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A haunting Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance, from the acclaimed author of The Housekeeper and the Professor. On an unnamed island off an unnamed coast, objects are disappearing: first hats, then ribbons, birds, roses--until things become much more serious. Most of the island'

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Author Yoko Ogawa

Pages 288

Publisher Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Published Date 2019

ISBN 1101870605 9781101870600


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