The woman from the convenience store
In our dark late-capitalist hypnosis, convenience might carry a whiff of moral virtue. It suggests thrift, accommodation, helpfulness. You may not even notice the convenience-store worker until she is in front of you, enthusiastically bagging your purchases. The book centers on a thirty-six-year-old woman named Keiko Furukura, an oddball who is endlessly puzzled by human behavior.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata [FULL AUDIO]
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‘Convenience Store Woman’ Casts a Fluorescent Spell
A quirky, wryly humorous slice of Japanese fiction that smuggles a scalpel sharp dissection of gender politics and social expectations in amongst the deadpan lines and off-beat dialogue. Keiko finds her new job stacking shelves both rewarding and enjoyable, but her friends and family soon begin exerting pressure to force her down a very different path. 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 A best-seller in Japan, and the winner of the prestigious Akutagawa Prize, Convenience Store Woman marks the English-language debut of a writer who has been hailed as the most exciting voice of her generation.
Keiko Furukura does not require much outside of the rhythms and structures of working part-time in a convenience store, but her few social acquaintances say that she needs to fix the way she lives her life. This smart What a refreshing novel!! I knew I was going to love this book from the first page - the description of all the noises you hear in a store that we take for granted. I am always a bit nervous of books that have been I just read Convenience Store Woman in one sitting Sayaka Murata has raised the bar when it comes to Japanese fiction.
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A quirky, wryly humorous slice of Japanese fiction that smuggles a scalpel sharp dissection of gender politics and social expectations in amongst the deadpan lines and off-beat dialogue. Keiko finds her new job stacking shelves both rewarding and enjoyable, but her friends and family soon begin exerting pressure to force her down a very different path. Keiko has never really fitted in.
If you feel strange, strange things will happen to you. On certain days, one understands this impulse. Its heroine, Keiko, is 36, essentially friendless, a virgin and contented. She is a sort of wimple-free nun, the Smile Mart her convent.
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Sayaka Murata’s Eerie “Convenience Store Woman” Is a Love Story Between a Misfit and a Store
A brilliant depiction of an unusual psyche and a world hidden from view, Convenience Store Woman is an ironic and sharp-eyed look at contemporary work culture and the pressures to conform, as well as a charming and completely fresh portrait of an unforgettable heroine. Read more Read less click to open popover Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
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Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata review – sublimely weird
Award-winning Japanese author Sayaka Murata offers a quirky tale of two misfits who make their way through life unapologetic about their choices. Yet it is at the convenience store that she knows how to act and what to say. She knows what to expect and what is expected of her.
Keiko has been a worry to her family all her life, bullied and friendless, her behaviour sometimes even chilling. At school she bashes a boy over the head with a shovel to stop him fighting. Another time she asks her mother if she can eat a dead budgie found in the park. Discovering that she excels at the daily monotone of restocks and product promotions and difficult customers, Keiko finds contentment and self-respect among the brightly lit aisles and hot food cabinets. Enter Shiraha, a lazy, feckless and resoundingly truculent convenience store colleague who is soon fired, only to be rescued by Keiko who takes pity on him.
コンビニ人間 [Konbini ningen]