Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata


Bookseller Review by Elle:

The story presented in ‘Convenience Store Woman’ raises interesting questions about how society treats unmarried women. So very often in literature, the unmarried woman is either career driven or desperately seeking romance – Keiko’s story is refreshing as she does not fall into either of these categories. This book tells you – you do not need to want what every one else expects you to want – and Keiko’s story will have you feeling both uplifted and frustrated at different points of the story. 

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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 convienience store worker. But in Keiko’s social circlel it just won’t do for an unmarried woman to spend all her time stacking shelves and re-ordering green tea.

Additional information

Weight 130 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 10 mm
Attribute Value 1