Convenience Store Woman

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Granta Books, Jun 27, 2018 - Asexual people - 176 pages
"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  - starbox - LibraryThing

This is a deceptively simple tale but one that makes you think, Keiko Furukura, the narrator, is a devoted 36 year old convenience store worker. An "oddball" as a child, her family seeking to "cure ... Read full review

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User Review  - cathyskye - LibraryThing

I was very fortunate with my immediate family. I knew from the age of eight that I didn't want to have babies. When I played house with the children across the street, I went to work and my "husband ... Read full review

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