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The Resource Convenience store woman, Sayaka Murata ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori

Convenience store woman, Sayaka Murata ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori

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Convenience store woman
Title
Convenience store woman
Statement of responsibility
Sayaka Murata ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori
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  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
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? Sayaka Murata brilliantly captures the atmosphere of the familiar convenience store that is so much part of life in Japan. With some laugh-out-loud moments prompted by the disconnect between Keiko's thoughts and those of the people around her, she provides a sharp look at Japanese society and the pressure to conform, as well as penetrating insights into the female mind. Convenience Store Woman is a fresh, charming portrait of an unforgettable heroine that recalls Banana Yoshimoto, Han Kang, and Amélie
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A Japanese woman who has been working at a convenience store for 18 years, much to the disappointment of her family, finds friendship with an alienated, cynical and bitter young man who becomes her coworker
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Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
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10665004
Cataloging source
QRML
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1979-
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Murata, Sayaka
Dewey number
895.636
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
Literary form
fiction
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Takemori, Ginny Tapley
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True
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Conformity
  • Convenience stores
  • Convenience stores
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
Convenience store woman, Sayaka Murata ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori
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Copyright
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Originally published as Conbini ningen
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063538378
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9781846276835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019992318
Label
Convenience store woman, Sayaka Murata ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as Conbini ningen
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063538378
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9781846276835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019992318

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