Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, Translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori (Free Download), Keiko is 36 years old. She’s never had a boyfriend, and she’s been working in the same supermarket for eighteen years.
Keiko’s family wishes she’d get a proper job. Her friends wonder why she won’t get married.
But Keiko knows what makes her happy, and she’s not going to let anyone come between her and her convenience store…
*Convenience Store Woman comes in three different colours; the colour you receive will be chosen at random*.
One of the most celebrated of the new generation of Japanese writers, Sayaka Murata has won not only the prestigious Akutagawa Prize, but the Gunzo, Noma, and Mishima Yukio Prizes as well. Her story, ‘A Clean Marriage’, was featured in Granta 127 Japan. She is 38 years old and works part-time in a convenience store.
Ginny Tapley Takemori has translated Ryu Murakami, Miyabe Miyuki, Akiyuki Nosaka, and Kyotaro Nishimura, among others. Her translation of Tomiko Inui’s The Secret of the Blue Glass was shortlisted for the Marsh Award.
Convenience Store Woman details
Paperback | 176 pages
129 x 198 x 10mm | 130g
05 Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (Get it here).