9780802129628-0802129625-Convenience Store Woman: A Novel

Convenience Store Woman: A Novel

ISBN-13: 9780802129628
ISBN-10: 0802129625
Edition: Reprint
Author: Murata, Sayaka
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Grove Press
Format: Paperback 176 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780802129628
ISBN-10: 0802129625
Edition: Reprint
Author: Murata, Sayaka
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Grove Press
Format: Paperback 176 pages

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Acknowledged authors Murata, Sayaka wrote Convenience Store Woman: A Novel comprising 176 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0802129625 and 9780802129628. Since then Convenience Store Woman: A Novel textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.18 or rent at the marketplace.

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Shortlisted for the Best Translated Book Award
Longlisted for the Believer Book Award

Longlisted for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation

A Los Angeles Times Bestseller

The English-language debut of an exciting young voice in international fiction, selling 660,000 copies in Japan alone, Convenience Store Woman is a bewitching portrayal of contemporary Japan through the eyes of a single woman who fits into the rigidity of its work culture only too well.

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, she understands the rules of social interaction―many are laid out line by line in the store’s manual―and she does her best to copy the dress, mannerisms, and speech of her colleagues, playing the part of a “normal” person excellently, more or less. Managers come and go, but Keiko stays at the store for eighteen years. It’s almost hard to tell where the store ends and she begins. Keiko is very happy, but the people close to her, from her family to her coworkers, increasingly pressure her to find a husband, and to start a proper career, prompting her to take desperate action…

A brilliant depiction of an unusual psyche and a world hidden from view, Convenience Store Woman is an ironic and sharp-eyed look at contemporary work culture and the pressures to conform, as well as a charming and completely fresh portrait of an unforgettable heroine.

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