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Sayaka Murata: Convenience Store Woman


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‘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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Synopsis: 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.

N.B. Cover design may vary. Convenience Store Woman comes in three different colours.

Author: Sayaka Murata (author), Ginny Tapley Takemori (translator)
Title: Convenience Store Woman
Publisher: Granta
ISBN: 9781846276842
Original Publication Date: 2019
This Edition Published: 2022
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176


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