Convenience Store Woman Sayaka Murata - Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata . Convenience Store Woman by the best-selling Japanese author Sayaka Murata is her 10th novel but first. For this month’s Book Club, Jen Campbell reviews Sayaka Murata’s tenth novel, Convenience Store Woman. Off-beat and at times unsettling it struck a chord in Japan, selling more than 600,000 copies.. A perky face looks out from the pink-and-blue cover of the American translation of Sayaka Murata’s Convenience Store Woman, originally published in 2016 in Japan, where its publisher says it sold a stunning 660,000 copies..
14.10.2018 · Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata – This recently published Japanese novel is a “story that stays with you,” according to Deb Baker at bookconscious.. This is one of those strange little books that I found reaffirmed my belief in the idea of being true to yourself. There are a lot of platitudes about that concept, mostly Disney-fied or Rom-Comish in execution, and those platitudes always ring hollow to me.. Since the age of 18, narrator Keiko has worked part time in a 24-hour Tokyo convenience store. Often baffled by societal norms, Keiko appreciates the order that the shop brings to her life; the strict rules of corporate retail at the Hiiromachi Stat.
Murata Sayaka’s book is a work of deftly crafted paradoxes that hold a haunting mirror up to both Japanese and Western societies.. Sayaka Murata is the author of many books, including Convenience Store Woman, winner of Japan’s most prestigious literary award, the Akutagawa Prize.. Best for: Anyone whose life doesn’t fit the script. And anyone whose does, but insists that other’s lives fit as well. In a nutshell: Keiko is 36, single, and has been working in the same convenience store.
Well, I guess it’s always nice to challenge yourself and try new things and attempt to make something of yourself, but if you’re really happy then there’s probably no need right?.