Convenience Store Woman (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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By Sayaka Murata (Read by)
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Staff Reviews

Quirky Miss Keiko Furukura does not understand societal norms. Her life for the past 18 years has been to work part time at a 24 hour convenience store where she adapts the behaviors of her ever-evolving door of coworkers. The convenience store is the only place she feels like she fits in, where she feels like she is "normal". But her life is changing with the presence of a new coworker and she's not sure what to make of it. A fun, fast read, perfect for a book club or an enjoyable afternoon!

— Carissa

June 2018 Indie Next List

“Keiko Furukura has worked at her local convenience store for 18 years. Every day, she ensures that the shelves are tidy, the hot food bar is stocked, and the featured items are adequately displayed. She greets every customer with a cheerful ‘Irasshaimase!’ and no one notices that she’s never fit in anywhere else. Murata draws lush descriptions of the beauty of order and routine out of simple, spare prose, and every page crackles with the life she’s created. Because of the humor, the wit, the almost unbearable loveliness of it all, Convenience Store Woman, a small book about a quiet life, makes an enormous impact on the reader.”
— Lauren Peugh, Powell's Books, Portland, OR

Product Details
ISBN: 9781538584552
ISBN-10: 1538584557
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: June 12th, 2018
Language: English