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Convenience Store Woman

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 convenience store worker. But in Keiko's social circle it just won't do for an unmarried woman to spend all her time stacking shelves and re-ordering green tea. As pressure mounts on Keiko to find either a new job, or worse, a husband, she is forced to take desperate action…

A best-seller in Japan, and the winner of

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the prestigious Akutagawa Prize, Convenience Store Woman marks the English-language debut of a writer who has been hailed as the most exciting voice of her generation.

Product details

Format

Paperback
| 176 pages

Dimensions

135
x 216
x 10mm

| 175g

Publication date
27 Jun 2018

Publisher

GRANTA BOOKS

Imprint
Portobello Books Ltd

Publication City/Country

London, United Kingdom

Language

English

ISBN10
1846276837

ISBN13
9781846276835

Bestsellers rank

521

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