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Books in Print: A Book Club discusses Sayaka Murata’s CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN

Sunday, November 24, 7PM
Books in Print: A Book Club discusses Sayaka Murata’s CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN

The surprise hit of the summer and winner of Japan's prestigious Akutagawa Prize, CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN is the incomparable story of Keiko Furukura, a thirty-six-year-old Tokyo resident who has been working at the Hiiromachi "Smile Mart" for the past eighteen years. Keiko has never fit in, neither in her family, nor in school, but in her convenience store, she is able to find peace and purpose with rules clearly delineated clearly by the store's manual, and copying her colleagues' dress, mannerisms, and speech. She plays the part of a "normal person" excellently--more or less. Keiko is very happy, but those close to her pressure her to find a husband and a proper career, prompting her to take desperate action. A sharp-eyed look at contemporary work culture and the pressures we all feel to conform, Convenience Store Woman offers a brilliant depiction of a world hidden from view and a charming and fresh portrait of an unforgettable heroine.

Event date: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Print: A Bookstore
273 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
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$15.00
ISBN: 9780802129628
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - September 17th, 2019