Convenience Store Woman

Sayaka Murata

Published: 5 July 2018
Trade Paperback, Demy PB
135x216mm, 176 pages
ISBN: 9781846276835
£12.99

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Published: 2 May 2019
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 176 pages
ISBN: 9781846276842
£8.99

Ebook Available

Translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori

Overview

Meet Keiko.

Keiko is 36 years old. She's never had a boyfriend, and she's been working in the same supermarket for eighteen years.

Keiko's family wishes she'd get a proper job. Her friends wonder why she won't get married.

But Keiko knows what makes her happy, and she's not going to let anyone come between her and her convenience store...

'Witty, wily, and astonishingly sharp' Lisa McInerney, author of The Glorious Heresies

'An exhilaratingly weird and funny Japanese novel.. Unsettling and totally unpredictable' Sally Rooney

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

'[A] short, deadpan gem... This is a true original' Stephanie Cross, Daily Mail

'From this slight, dark and delightful book springs a feminist rallying cry: trust yourself' Emerald Street

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

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


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