Bookseller ReviewsView all
*Foyles Fiction Book of the Year 2018* Offbeat and quirky, this gem of a novel is a treasure to anyone who has ever felt a little odd. Sayaka Murata manages to perfectly balance light humour with a quiet poignancy.
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. Cover design may vary. Convenience Store Woman comes in three different colours.
- Publisher: Granta Books
- ISBN: 9781846276842
- Number of pages: 176
- Weight: 130g
- Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10 mm