Convenience Store Woman

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Keiko isn't normal. At school and university people find her odd, and her family worries she will never fit in. To make them happy, Keiko takes a job at a newly opened convenience store where she finds peace and purpose in simple daily tasks.

But in Keiko's circle it just won't do for an unmarried woman to spend her time stacking shelves and ordening green tea. As the pressure to find a new job - or worse -, a husband - increases, Keiko is forced to take desperate action.


Translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori.


'Haunting, dark and often hilarious…I couldn't put it down'

Elif Batuman, author of The Idiot


'A gem of a book. Quirky, deadpan, poignant, and quietly profound, it is a gift to anyone who has ever felt at odds with the world

Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being


€ 14,95