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Convenience store woman / Sayaka Murata ; translated from the Japanese Ginny Tapley Takemori.

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Summary:

Keiko Furukura had always been considered a strange child, and her parents always worried how she would get on in the real world, so when she takes on a job in a convenience store while at university, they are delighted for her. For her part, in the convenience store she finds a predictable world mandated by the store manual, which dictates how the workers should act and what they should say, and she copies her coworkers' style of dress and speech patterns so that she can play the part of a normal person. However, eighteen years later, at age 36, she is still in the same job, has never had a boyfriend, and has only few friends. She feels comfortable in her life, but is aware that she is not living up to society's expectations and causing her family to worry about her. When a similarly alienated but cynical and bitter young man comes to work in the store, he will upset Keiko's contented stasis--but will it be for the better?
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC MURATA (Text) 33892100552687 Adult Fiction Book None 08/07/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802128256
  • ISBN: 0802128254
  • Physical Description: 163 pages ; 19 cm
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Grove Press, 2018.

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General Note:
"Original published as Konbini ningen. Japanese edition published by Bungeishunju Ltd., Tokyo"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
Keiko Furukura had always been considered a strange child, and her parents always worried how she would get on in the real world, so when she takes on a job in a convenience store while at university, they are delighted for her. For her part, in the convenience store she finds a predictable world mandated by the store manual, which dictates how the workers should act and what they should say, and she copies her coworkers' style of dress and speech patterns so that she can play the part of a normal person. However, eighteen years later, at age 36, she is still in the same job, has never had a boyfriend, and has only few friends. She feels comfortable in her life, but is aware that she is not living up to society's expectations and causing her family to worry about her. When a similarly alienated but cynical and bitter young man comes to work in the store, he will upset Keiko's contented stasis--but will it be for the better?
Language Note:
Translated from the Japanese.
Subject: Clerks (Retail trade) > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Dissenters > Fiction.
Japan > Social life and customs > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.

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