The Cleaners

The Cleaners

Touch the past or wash it away? Two sisters have a choice in this unforgettable short story of everyday magic and the power of memory by the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author Ken Liu.

Gui is a professional cleaner at A Fresh Start, scrubbing away the unpleasant layers of memory that build up on the personal objects of his customers. Memory-blind himself, he can’t feel those wounds. Clara can, and she prefers them irretrievable. Until her sister, Beatrice, ultrasensitive to memory, raises one that could change Clara’s mind. For Gui, the past is gone. For Clara and Beatrice, deciding what to remember reaches to the heart of their shared history.

Title:The Cleaners
Edition Language:English
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    The Cleaners Reviews

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    Wow! But it’s, Ken Liu! Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾...

  • ~Bookishly

    This was probably the best book in this particular series so far, but the only issue I had was, at times, I hadn't a clue as to what was going on, so I had to flip back to previous pages to find out.I...

  • Obsidian

    What an interesting story. We get a man that has the ability to "clean" away memories from objects so that when people touch them, they are not "burned" by those memories. I liked the idea of it and I...

  • Tathy's Cozy Nook

    To be very honest, I was confused the ENTIRE time. Maybe because it’s early in the morning & I’m still groggy from sleep but I had no idea what this story was about. However, I can connect it to w...

  • Susan

    Good one!...

  • Shannon

    Faraway Series The Prince and the Troll - Faraway, Book 1 - Rainbow Rowell - 3 Stars - Adam, Unnamed Troll? - An unlikely friendship between a man and a creature who helped him sav...

  • Debby

    The fourth book in the Faraway Collection of Amazon Originals, Ken Liu, new author to this reader has a nice short and interesting story. Cleaning memories...who would have thought. Very surprising li...

  • Kandice

    That was beautiful and not at all what I was expecting! This story is set in some side unoverse where people leave emotional impressions on objects and consequently have them cleaned to save themselve...

  • Eugenia

    Unique 😱😱I’m quite enjoying this KU with FREE Audible narration series. Why? They are short. They are different. They pique my interest. They make me think. This one:Alternate reality. Urban f...

  • Michelle Glatt

    Thought provoking story. In fact, I might have to reread it soon. I feel like it is the kind of story that keeps giving....