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The Resource Convenience store woman, Sayaka Murata ; translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori

Convenience store woman, Sayaka Murata ; translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori

Label
Convenience store woman
Title
Convenience store woman
Statement of responsibility
Sayaka Murata ; translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Keiko Furukura had always been considered a strange child, and her parents always worried how she would get on in the real world, so when she takes on a job in a convenience store while at university, they are delighted for her. For her part, in the convenience store she finds a predictable world mandated by the store manual, which dictates how the workers should act and what they should say, and she copies her coworkers' style of dress and speech patterns so that she can play the part of a normal person. However, eighteen years later, at age 36, she is still in the same job, has never had a boyfriend, and has only few friends. She feels comfortable in her life, but is aware that she is not living up to society's expectations and causing her family to worry about her. When a similarly alienated but cynical and bitter young man comes to work in the store, he will upset Keiko's contented stasis--but will it be for the better? Sayaka Murata brilliantly captures the atmosphere of the familiar convenience store that is so much part of life in Japan. With some laugh-out-loud moments prompted by the disconnect between Keiko's thoughts and those of the people around her, she provides a sharp look at Japanese society and the pressure to conform, as well as penetrating insights into the female mind. Convenience Store Woman
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murata, Sayaka
Dewey number
895.63/6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL873.U73
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Takemori, Ginny Tapley
  • OverDrive, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Manners and customs
  • Japan
  • Japan
Label
Convenience store woman, Sayaka Murata ; translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802165800
Lccn
2017054716
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
039ff416-a369-4665-8a8f-01eec2d51fc4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1012673980
  • (OCoLC)on1012673980
  • 1453906
Label
Convenience store woman, Sayaka Murata ; translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802165800
Lccn
2017054716
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
039ff416-a369-4665-8a8f-01eec2d51fc4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1012673980
  • (OCoLC)on1012673980
  • 1453906

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