I loved this book! It easily converted me to being an alien. A radical, hilarious, heartbreaking look at the crap we have all internalized in order to fit in and survive
A firecracker of a book...the story skates along the top of all this darkness, and shimmers with a deadpan wit. I loved it
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Convenience Store Woman
Sayaka Murata, translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori
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*
Sayaka Murata on Granta.com
Fiction | The Online Edition
‘Hey, Nagaoka, wanna start a new cult with me?’
New fiction by Sayaka Murata, translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori.
Art & Photography | Granta 144
‘If Sawada can transform herself without limit, maybe I can too.’ Sayaka Murata introduces Tomoko Sawada’s photographs, translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori.