The Memory Index

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Pub Date 09 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 09 Sep 2022

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In a world where memories are like currency, dreams can be a complicated business.

In an alternative 1987, a disease ravages human memories. There is no cure, only artificial recall. The lucky ones—the recollectors—need the treatment only once a day.

Freya Izquierdo isn’t lucky. The high school senior is a “degen” who needs artificial recall several times a day. Plagued by blinding half-memories that take her to her knees, she’s desperate to remember everything that will help her investigate her father’s violent death. When her sleuthing almost lands her in jail, a shadowy school dean selects her to attend his Foxtail Academy, where five hundred students will trial a new tech said to make artificial recall obsolete.

She’s the only degen on campus. Why was she chosen? Freya is nothing like the other students, not even her new friends Ollie, Chase, and the alluring Fletcher Cohen. Definitely not at all like the students who start to vanish, one by one. And nothing like the mysterious Dean Mendelsohn, who has a bunker deep in the woods behind the school.

Nothing can prepare Freya and her friends for the truth of what that bunker holds. And what kind of memories she’ll have to access to survive it.

Advance Praise for THE MEMORY INDEX:

“Remember this name: Julian Vaca. The Memory Index is a brilliant debut. A novel concept, fascinating characters, and a stirring plot add up to an unforgettable story that promises to be just the first of many by a wildly talented author.” —Andrew Maraniss, New York Times bestselling author

“Vaca’s debut is a thrilling and often unsettling examination of the elusive nature of memory and truth. The Memory Index will leave you breathlessly turning pages until its satisfying conclusion.” —Jonathan Evison, New York Times bestselling author of Small World

The Memory Index is a cross between John Green, Neal Stephenson, and Philip K. Dick. Vaca has developed his terrifying premise into a suspenseful tale filled with a visceral sense of nostalgia—plus plenty of ’80s references. Readers will be ready for more before they even finish the epilogue.” —Elizabeth Foscue, author of Pest

  • Intriguing and retro speculative/sci-fi YA novel
  • A Nashville Scene Summer 2022 Pick
  • The Memory Index Duology
    • Book 1: The Memory Index
    • Book 2: The Recall Paradox (coming Spring 2023)
  • Book length: 100,000 words
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs and an author’s playlist

In a world where memories are like currency, dreams can be a complicated business.

In an alternative 1987, a disease ravages human memories. There is no cure, only artificial recall. The lucky...


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