Convenience Store Woman

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Granta Books, Jun 27, 2018 - Asexual people - 176 pages
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"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 ..."--Provided by publisher.

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User Review  - steve02476 - LibraryThing

Peculiar novel about a very odd woman who dedicates her life to the convenience store where she has worked all of her adult life. Very funny and also kind of spooky - nothing supernatural but a good ... Read full review

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User Review  - tuusannuuska - LibraryThing

4,6 stars This book was unexpectedly relatable to me. It is quirky and perfectly describes a life that doesn't really fit with what the general public deems as normal and as such desirable. The story ... Read full review

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