Convenience Store Woman

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.

Convenience Store Woman

Convenience Store Woman

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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Convenience Store Woman
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Sayaka Murata
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-12 - Publisher: Grove Press

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
Earthlings
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Sayaka Murata
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-06 - Publisher: Grove Press

From the beloved author of cult sensation Convenience Store Woman, which has now sold more than a million copies worldwide, comes a spellbinding and otherworldly novel about a young girl who believes she is an alien
Gadis Minimarket (Convenience Store Woman)
Language: id
Pages: 160
Authors: Murata Sayaka
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-03 - Publisher: Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Dunia menuntut Keiko untuk menjadi normal, walau ia tidak tahu ÒnormalÓ itu seperti apa. Namun di minimarket, Keiko dilahirkan dengan identitas baru sebagai Òpegawai minimarketÓ. Kini Keiko terancam dipisahkan dari dunia minimarket yang dicintainya selama ini...
Earthlings
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Sayaka Murata
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10 - Publisher:

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Point of Sale
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Daniel Herbert, Derek Johnson
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-13 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Point of Sale offers the first significant attempt to center media retail as a vital component in the study of popular culture. It brings together fifteen essays by top media scholars with their fingers on the pulse of both the changes that foreground retail in a digital age and the

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