Convenience Store Woman (Paperback)
  • Convenience Store Woman (Paperback)
  • Convenience Store Woman (Paperback)
  • Convenience Store Woman (Paperback)
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Convenience Store Woman (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 05/07/2018
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Keiko has never really fitted in. At school and university people find her odd and her family worries she'll never be normal. To appease them, Keiko takes a job at a newly opened convenience store. Here, she finds peace and purpose in the simple, daily tasks and routine interactions.

She is, she comes to understand, happiest as a convenience store worker. But in Keiko's social circle it just won't do for an unmarried woman to spend all her time stacking shelves and re-ordering green tea. As pressure mounts on Keiko to find either a new job, or worse, a husband, she is forced to take desperate action...

A best-seller in Japan, and the winner of the prestigious Akutagawa Prize, Convenience Store Woman marks the English-language debut of a writer who has been hailed as the most exciting voice of her generation.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781846276835
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 175 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Murata's gloriously nutty deadpan prose and even more nuttily likable narrator are irresistible.' - The Observer

'A haunting, dark, and often hilarious take on society's expectations of the single woman' - Elif Batuman, author of The Idiot

'A sure-fire hit of the summer... quirky [and] profound' - Irish Times

'A new book from an incredible woman... from this dark and delightful [novel] springs a feminist rallying cry: trust yourself' - Emerald Street

'An offbeat, tongue-in-cheek read... a tale of finding one's own path to happiness' - Skinny

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“I absolutely loved it”

Keiko Furukura does not require much outside of the rhythms and structures of working part-time in a convenience store, but her few social acquaintances say that she needs to fix the way she lives her life. This smart... More

Paperback edition
13th July 2018
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“Darkyly funny and eccentric!”

I just read Convenience Store Woman in one sitting... and it’s amazing.
Sayaka Murata has raised the bar when it comes to Japanese fiction.
A deadpan, comedic story about a woman who lives for her part-time job at a... More

Paperback edition
5 similar books recommended
19th June 2018
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“A REFRESHING READ”

What a refreshing novel!!
I knew I was going to love this book from the first page - the description of all the noises you hear in a store that we take for granted. I am always a bit nervous of books that have been... More

Paperback edition
21st July 2018
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