A best­seller in Ja­pan and the win­ner of the pres­ti­gious Aku­ta­gawa Prize, Mu­rata’s eighth novel in Ja­panese, marks her English-lan­guage de­but and she’s been hailed as the most ex­cit­ing voice of her gen­er­a­tion.

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Therein lies the prob­lem. Keiko is now 35 and, in the con­straints of her so­cial cir­cle, it just won’t do for an un­mar­ried, child­less woman to spend her life stack­ing shelves and re­order­ing green tea, a job or­di­nar­ily per­formed by part-time stu­dents. Friends and fam­ily pres­sure her to seek ther­apy, find a new job or, best of all, a hus­band.

Keiko couldn’t be any more un­con­ven­tional when it comes to the ex­pec­ta­tions of the con­tem­po­rary Ja­panese fe­male. Con­ve­nience Store Woman is a mini-mas­ter­piece of in­ti­macy, a rev­e­la­tion at hand.

Read and rel­ish the love story of the cen­tury — a com­pelling mar­riage of con­ve­nience.

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