Convenience Store Woman

Convenience Store Woman

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The English-language debut of one of Japan?s most talented contemporary writers, selling over 650,000 copies there, Convenience Store Woman is the heartwarming and surprising story of thirty-six-year-old Tokyo resident Keiko Furukura. Keiko has never fit in, neither in her family, nor in school, but when at the age of eighteen she begins working at the Hiiromachi branch of ?Smile Mart,? she finds peace and purpose in her life. In the store, unlike anywhere else,… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

It’s a sign of excellent literature to be able to effortlessly hold up multiple interpretations at once. Murata’s book is no exception: It’s all of these things while also rendering an artful grotesque of modern personal branding.

Simultaneously disturbing and enthralling, Murata’s short work, a bestseller in her own country, speaks volumes about society and the role of the outcast.

Murata tells her story very sympathetically, showing that finding your niche, even if it as a lowly as convenience store worker, is what matters, particularly if you do not fit in with the way society thinks you should fit in.

Book Details  

Publisher: Grove Press (June 12, 2018)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 176 pages

File size: 2 MB

Protection: Watermark

Language: English

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