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Convenience Store Woman

By Sayaka Murata & Ginny Tapley Takemori
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Publisher Description

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 in to the rigidity of its work culture only too well

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3.5
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Believable charactersDiverse charactersLikable charactersBeautifully writtenEasy to readFast-pacedRealistic settingThought-provoking
“Such an amazing book!!! It reminded me a lot of No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai. It really dives into societal makeup and the weight we put upon what we see as basic human interactions. Such an eye opening perspective. Love the ending.”
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Multi-layered charactersFunny writingAddictiveImmersive setting
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Believable charactersCharacters change and growDiverse charactersOriginal writingAddictiveRealistic settingComicalComing of ageThought-provokingMisogyny

About Sayaka Murata

Sayaka Murata is the author of many books, including Convenience Store Woman, winner of Japan’s most prestigious literary award, the Akutagawa Prize. She used to work part-time in a convenience store, which inspired this novel. Murata has been named a Freeman’s “Future of New Writing” author, and her work has appeared in Granta and elsewhere. In 2016, Vogue Japan selected her as a Woman of the Year.

Ginny Tapley Takemori has translated works by more than a dozen Japanese writers, including Ryū Murakami. She lives at the foot of a mountain in Eastern Japan.

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