by Sayaka Murata - £8.99 Granta Books (2019)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781846276842 | ISBN 10: 1846276845
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 convienience 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.
(Price & availability last checked: November 2019)
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